Bishops Abducted in Syria in 2013 Alive, Currently in Raqqa

Sputniknews - 28/10/16 According to preliminary data, Syrian bishops abducted in the vicinity of the country's northern city of Aleppo in 2013 are alive and currently in the city of Raqqa occupied by the Daesh militant group, a mother superior at the Monastery and Convent of Saint James the Mutilated, located in the western Syrian town ...

Protesters attack Greek pride event, hurling eggs, plastic bottles

24/6/2012 ATHENS — Dozens of protesters on Saturday interrupted a Pride event in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, hurling eggs and plastic bottles of water at event participants. Police said about 50 attackers targeted the Pride parade, attended by approximately 400 people, according to the Greek Reporter, although organizers said attendance was closer to 2,000. In recent ...

New Greek Orthodox Metropolitan to oversee Stark parishes

12/8/2011 PITTSBURGH —On Thursday, Bishop Savas Zembillas of Troas will be enthroned as Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Metropolis of Pittsburgh, which encompasses Stark County. Metropolitan Savas was elected Nov. 3 by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, Turkey. He succeeds the retired Metropolitan Maximos. A native of Gary ...

Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria Michael Passes Away

Stella Tsolakidou 19/10/2011 Metropolitan Michael of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Mid-Europe passed away at the age of 65 after losing the fight against cancer. The Metropolitan was born in Athens on November 22, 1946 and He was elected as Assistant Bishop of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Austria in 1985, to be elevated in 1991 to the ...

Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Michael of Austria & Exarch of Hungary & Mid-Europe Receives Highest Austrian Honor

By Anastasia Miskedaki 5/4/2011 A historical moment for Orthodoxy in Austria and a new milestone in its relations with the Austrian state is the forthcoming distinction to the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria and Exarch of Hungary and Mid-Europe, His Eminence Michael. The Metropolitan will be awarded with the Golden Commander’s Star of the Order of Merit ...