Official Reception in Honor of His Excellency Speaker of the Syrian Parliament Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 14/1/18 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, hosted an official reception in honor of His Excellency Mr. Hammouda Sabbagh, Speaker of the Syrian Parliament, who is the first Syriac Orthodox, and the first Christian to ...

COPTIC PRIEST KILLER GETS PRELIMINARY DEATH SENTENCE

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Orthochristian.com - 18/11/17 The man who brutally murdered a Coptic priest on the streets of Cairo last month has received a preliminary death sentence, reports Ahram Online. Mohamed Sonbaty, a man well-known to police as a violent Muslim fanatic, was convicted of killing Coptic priest Fr. Samaan Shehata, and the South Giza criminal court issued the preliminary death sentence ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayyed & Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Badreddine Hassoun

14/1/15 His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Endowments Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayyed, the Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmed Badreddine Hassoun and a delegation of Muslim Scholars from Damascus. His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency Syrian Minister of Endowments Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar Al-Sayyed, the ...

President Basahr-al-Assad of Syria receives Orthodox Patriarch’s of Antioch & Grand Mufti Ahmad Hassoun

Prakash Varghese (OCP Delegate of UAE,Gulf and Levant Regions OCP News Service - 22/12 14 Beirut: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II along with Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X, Armenian Orthodox Archbishop and Dr Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun (Grand Mufti  of Syria) visited His Excellency Dr. Bashar Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, who received the ...

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II receives Grand Mufti of the Syria : Visits monastery of the Holy Theotokos in Saydnaya

Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East  - Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church received the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun at Mor Ignatius Center in Maarat Saydnaya. They discussed about the current situation in Syria. Later, both spiritual leaders along ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with the Grand Mufti of Syria

On 31 October 20124, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Grand Mufti of Syria, Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun. They were joined in the meeting, which took place at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery, by H.E. Riad Haddam, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Syria to Russia; Mr. ...

Patrairch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun

August 2014 On August 28, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited the Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Sheikh Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun. His Holiness was accompanied by their Eminences the Archbishops Mor Dionysius Jean Kawak, Patriarchal Office Director, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Secretary. His Holiness and Sheikh Hassoum discussed the current ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Letter to the Spiritual Leader of Azerbaijan

August 2014 On August 5, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, sent a letter to Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, Grand Mufti of the Muslims of the Caucasus, urging him to apply efforts, so that the peaceful settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will not be endangered by the countries authorities. In the ...

Sheikh Mohammed Kabbani, the Grand Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon Meets with His Holiness Aram I

May 2014 Antelias – 24 May 2014. On Saturday morning, Sheikh Kabbani and his close collaborators met with His Holiness Aram I in his office in Antelias. The meeting was a follow-up to conversations they had in Bahrain during the International Conference on “All Civilizations in Service to Humanity,” 5-7 May 2014. The two religious leaders expressed ...

Syrian clergymen: Our duty is to join efforts to defend Syria

11/9/2012 Syria's Grand Mufti Dr. Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun and Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Assistant Bishop Luca al- Khouri called Syrian communities in Syria's Grand Mufti Dr. Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun and Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Assistant Bishop Luca al- Khouri called Syrian communities in Russia and independent countries to join efforts to defend the country. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) ...

Islamic, Christian Theology in focus as Dr Mar Yulios holds talks with Grand Mufti, Awqaf and Religious Minister

Indian Orthodox Church Liju Cherian Sultanate of Oman 4/4/2012 MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman - Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, has held detailed talks with His Eminence Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamed al Khalili, Grand Mufti, and HE Shaikh Abdullah bin Mohammed al Salmy, Sultanate of Oman’s Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, on March 31, Saturday. In ...

Russian Church hopes govts of Persian Gulf countries will not back idea of church destruction

Moscow, March 20, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has expressed concerns about the statement made by Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, who has called for all churches in the Persian Gulf countries to be destroyed. "This statement is alarming because the Persian Gulf countries are populated not only by numerous Muslims, but ...

Christians angry as Saudi Grand Mufti calls for churches to be destroyed

Egypt's Copts at a service.

Joseph Mayton 16/3/2012 Christians across the Middle East are expressing anger and frustration after the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia said it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” In Cairo and Beirut, the anger was loudest, but also through their calls were gestures of tolerance. “I mean from a regular, end of the street ...

Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for “Destruction of All Churches in Region”

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia

Raymond Ibrahim 16/3/2012 According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” The Grand Mufti made his assertion in response to a question posed by a delegation from Kuwait: a Kuwaiti parliament member recently called ...

Syria’s Muslim, Christian clerics criticize rebels, sanctions

Weedah Hamza 10/1/2012 Beirut (dpa) – Syria’s top Muslim cleric on Tuesday called on the rebel army to lay down its weapons, while a leading Christian archbishop criticized Western sanctions against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I call on all those who have taken up arms to lay them down,” said Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Badreddin Hassoun, ...

Controversial Visit: Religious leader of Azerbaijan “is not afraid” to say “all that needs to be said” in Yerevan

By ARIS GHAZINYAN ArmeniaNow reporter 28/11/2011 Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazade’s visit to Yerevan is in the focus of public attention, and not only because he represents Azerbaijan. Pashazade arrived in Yerevan Monday, to participate in the meeting of the Presidium of the CIS Inter-Religious Council, along with leaders and representatives of religions ...

Meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

28/11/2011 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; and Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, Grand Mufti of the Muslims of the Caucasus, meeting on the sidelines of the CIS Interreligious Council Meeting in Yerevan, Armenia. The leaders discussed issues related to the peaceful ...

Patriarch Kirill links religious extremism to poor knowledge of religion

Damascus, November 14, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin have reached an agreement to meet in Damascus on Sunday to discuss the fight against extremism by religious education and strengthening morals. "Syria is a country where Orthodox people and Muslims live in peace and where the level ...

Catholicos Karekin II, Grand Mufti Allahshukur Pashazadeh may meet in Etchmiadzin

28/3/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - A meeting between the Surpreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-al-Islam, Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazadeh may take place in November 2011, as scheduled, echo-az.com reported citing Interfax. “On November 28-30, Etchmiadzin will host a sitting of the CIS Interreligious Council, co-chaired by Pashazadeh,” the head of the ...

Islamic-Christian Fraternity Conference

(Dp-news – Sana) 16/12/2010 DAMASCUS- The Islamic-Christian Fraternity Conference, held by the Ministry of Endowments and the Syrian Churches, started its activities on Wednesday. Delegations from over thirty countries participate in the conference, organized at Damascus-based Umayyad Palace. Minister of Islamic Endowments (Awkaf) Abdel Sattar al-Sayyed said the Islamic-Christian fraternity in Syria is a historical fact and social need ...

Pope Shenouda Rejects Mufti’s Comments on Polygamy in Christianity and Calls on Him to Read the Bible

Coptic Pope Shenouda III rejected to acknowledge civil marriage between young Copts living abroad, describing this as a civil relation with no divine bond.The Pope said during the weekly general audience in Alexandria yesterday evening that «some young immigrants resort to this type of marriage in order to improve their situation”, stressing that a marriage ...