Foreign Affairs

Dutch Parliament Members Express Concern About Kurds Marginalizing Assyrians

August 1, 2017 News
MPs Raymond de Roon (L) and Han ten Broeke have spoken in the Dutch Parliament about Kurds marginalizing Assyrians in North Iraq. ( AINA)

AINA – July- August 2017 The Hague (AINA) — The Assyrian Federation of the Netherlands (AFN) has briefed members of of the Dutch Parliament regarding the situation in Assyrian town of Alqosh, North Iraq. The Kurdish Regional Government illegally replaced the Assyrian mayor of Alqosh with a Kurdish member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (AINA 2017-07-21). […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Assyrian Delegation Meets Australian FM

October 22, 2016 News
Julie Bishop (C), the Australian minister for Foreign Affairs, meets an Assyrian delegation.

Assyrian Universal Alliance – 21/10/16 On Thursday, 20 October 2016, a delegation led by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA), Mr David M. David , President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation, Mrs. Suzy David , AUA senior advisor and former Deputy Secretary General, together with Mrs. Karen Bos , […]

0 comments Read the full article →

ORTHODOX CHURCH IS GRANTED OFFICIAL STATUS IN GABON

February 11, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – 11/2/16 His Eminence Panteleimon, Bishop of Brazzaville and Gabon (the Orthodox Church of Alexandria), during his pastoral trip to Libreville – the capital of Gabon – met with the Gabonese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophony and Regional Integration. In the course of their meeting the Orthodox Church was solemnly granted official recognition in the […]

0 comments Read the full article →

AT THE LARGEST EVER CONFERENCE ON THE MIDDLE EAST – METROPOLITAN HILARION CALLS TO DEFEND CHRISTIANS

October 24, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 The largest ever conference to be held on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East took place on October 19-20, 2015, in Athens, under the theme ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Co-existence in the Middle East’. It was organized by the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Interreligious Meeting Between Christians and Muslims in Athens

September 4, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 On behalf of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), intergovernmental organization by the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Spain, together with the Holy See as Founding Observer, in cooperation with the Ecumenical Patriarchate and under the auspices of the Hellenic […]

0 comments Read the full article →

GREEK FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

July 9, 2015 Featured News

In the afternoon of Sunday, the 22nd of June/5th of July 2015, the Greek Foreign Minister, Mr Nikolaos Kotzias, visited the Patriarchate. He was accompanied by associates of his: Ambassador Demetrios Paraskevopoulos, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Tasia Athanasiou, Director of the Diplomatic Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Konstantinos Koutras, […]

0 comments Read the full article →

WORKING GROUP FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS HOLDS ITS 20TH MEETING

June 11, 2015 News

June 9, 2015 – the Working Group for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs held its 20th meeting, at the MFA Small Mansion. The meeting of the Working Group was opened by its co-chairmen – G. Karasin, state secretary, deputy minister of foreign affairs, and Metropolitan Hilarion of […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Press Release from the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.)

March 30, 2015 Featured News
2015 President of the Hellenic RepublicSlider3

March 2015 Following the appointment of new political and state administration and the beginning of the XVI Parliamentary term at the Hellenic Parliament, the President of the General Assembly and the Alternate Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) Mr. Sergey Popov and Ioannis Amanatidis held customary meetings on 11 and 12 March […]

0 comments Read the full article →

PROTEST OF THE TREE COMMUNITIES AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF THE AEDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER

February 28, 2015 Featured News

February 2015 His Excellency Mr. Avigdor Lieberman The Minister of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs State of Israel Dear Mr. Minister, The 17 of February, 2015, Israel police attached to the David sub Station of the Jerusalem Police suddenly effected entry into the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre and took it upon themselves […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets the German Minister of Foreign Affairs – Frank-Walter Steinmeier

December 4, 2014 Featured News

On November 25, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the German Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin. His Holiness headed a delegation which included their Eminences: Mor Philoxenus Mattias Nayis, Patriarchal Vicar in Germany, Mor Gregorius Malke Urek, Patriarchal Vicar in Adiyaman, […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Russia proposes discussion of the issue of defense of Christianity within the framework of Osce

November 27, 2014 Featured News

27/11/14 At a meeting with the Russian journalists after the political consultations in Athens, the Russian Federation’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexei Meshkov said that Russia considered it necessary to combine efforts for the purpose of defending Christianity and the Christian shrines worldwide, first of all, in the Middle East and in North Africa, reportsRIA-Novosti. “With our deep […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Ecumenical Patrairch at the 50th anniversary Celebrations of the establishment of Pro Oriente

November 20, 2014 Featured News

From November 6-11, 2014, His All-Holiness visited Vienna, Austria, for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Pro Oriente, a foundation created to improve relations between the divided Christian Churches. On Saturday, the 8th of November, after a special prayer and doxology, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed the international leaders and distinguished participants at the University […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Joint Assyrian Armenian Letter Sent to House Foreign Affairs Committee

September 18, 2014 News
Congressman Edward Royce

18/9/14 (AINA) — The Assyrian Universal Alliance and the Armenian National Committee of America have sent a joint letter Congressman Edward Royce, representative for California’s 39th congressional district, on the persecution of Assyrians in Iraq. Mr. Royce is the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The letter expresses concern over the persecution of Assyrians […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Welcomes H.R. 4347 Adopted by the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs

June 28, 2014 News

June 2014 The Armenian Apostolic Holy Church and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcome the H.R. 4347 Act, adopted on June 26 by the members of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The act requires that the US Department of State present an annual report on the […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Working group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation holds its 19th meeting

June 11, 2014 Featured News

On 6 June 2014, the 19th meeting of the Working Group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation took place at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) under the chairmanship of its head, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, and Mr. Grigory Karasin, deputy […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Catholicos of All Armenians Receives Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs

March 13, 2014 Featured News

On March 10, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed Mr. Ivan Mrkic, Minister of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia; and his delegation. During the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenians reflected on the historical connection of the Armenian and […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Cooperation agreement signed between Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute and Moscow State Institute of International Relations

October 31, 2013 News

October 23, 2013 – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, in his capacity as rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, and Dr. A. Torkunov, rector of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (university) (MGIMO) under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, signed […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Thailand state delegation visits Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

March 30, 2013 News

On 28 March 2013, H.E. Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, who is taking part in the meeting of the Russian-Thai Intergovernmental Commission on commerce and economic bilateral cooperation, visited the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. He was accompanied by H.E. Dr. Itti […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Avramopoulos on Hagia Sophia’s Renovation

March 23, 2013 News

Margarita Papantoniou – 23/3/13 “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring both the developments concerning Hagia Sophia of Istanbul and the reversal of the Turkish Government’s politics against Christian monuments in its dominion,” reported the Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos in a document forwarded to the Parliament. He pointed out that “Greece and the rest of the […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Russia to help Kosovo restore Orthodox shrines

February 11, 2013 News

11/2/13 Russia is planning to allocate money on restoration of Orthodox Christian historic monuments in Kosovo. This was announced by a member of the Russian parliament’s lower house’s Committee for Foreign Affairs Alexander Karelin. Earlier, Russia has already allocated $ 2 mln for this purpose through UNESCO. In January 2013, more than 150 Serbian graves […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Opening of Exhibition

March 4, 2012 News

Ecumenical Patriarchate 3/3/2012 On Thursday, March 1, 2012, His All-Holiness officially opened the Photograph Exhibition in his honor entitled “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: trek to Mount Athos” organized by the Mt. Athos Center of Thessaloniki and hosted by the General Consul of Greece, the Hon. Nikolaos Matthioudakis at the Sismanogleio Hall of the Greek Consulate General […]

0 comments Read the full article →