OCP ‘Petition on Eastern Catholics’ Forwarded to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

OCP News Service - 12/12/2019 DOWNLOAD PCPCU Petition in PDF Format Global: Our Europen sources have informed that the petition filed by the Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society on the Eastern Catholic Rites in India has been forwarded to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches from the Office of Cardinal Kurt Koch – President of the Pontifical Council ...

Coptic New Year Celebrated In St. Margaret’s Church- Westminster Abbey (2019)

Coptic Orthodox Church - UK - 12/10/2019 Coptic New Year celebrated in St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, with messages from Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Archbishop of Canterbury and His Holiness Pope Francis. Messages from Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, The Most Reverend ...

OCP Secretariat Files Petition to the Vatican Over Eastern Catholic ‘Activities’ in India

OCP News Service – 3/7/19 DOWNLOAD PCPCU Petition in PDF Format Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) has petitioned the Vatican over the ‘activities’ of the Eastern Catholic Uniate Rites in India. The petition consists of a number of important concerns over the 'aggressive ecclesiastical activities' of the two Uniate Rites. The Secretariat ...

Forum on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Held in Buenos Aires

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Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute - 12/5/18 Common declaration Under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, a second international forum on modern slavery convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 5-8, 2018. This forum, entitled Old Problems in the New World, was cosponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and South America, and the Patriarch Athenagoras ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM VISITS HIS HOLINESS THE POPE OF ROME

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 29/10/17 On Monday 10th/23rd October 2017, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III visited His Holiness Pope Francis of Rome at the Vatican. His Beatitude’s entourage on this visit were Geronda Secretary-General Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina and Archdeacon Mark. Upon His arrival at the airport of Rome on ...

Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

OCP News Service - John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) 29/4/17 Cairo-Egypt; His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Holiness Pope Francis in Cario. In a common declaration, both Churches agreed to recognize shared baptism. A joint meeting of various Christian Prelates was held under the auspicious patronage of Pope Tawadors II of Alexandria. Pope in Egypt: ...

Catholicos-Patriarch Gewargis Sliws III Meets Pope in the Vatican

Assyrian Church of the East - 18/11/16 His Holiness Pope Francis warmly welcomed the Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis Sliws III on the monrning of Thursday 17th November along with select few prelates in the Vatican City’s Redemptoris Mater Chapel. The Pope pressed great emphasis on the zeal and faith of the Christians in the Middle East during this ...

His Holiness Aram I and Pope Francis Meet in Vatican

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 14/11/16 11 November 2016. On Friday morning the scheduled meeting between the Pope and the Catholicos was held at the Papal office in the Vatican. After sharing greetings, Catholicos Aram I expressed his great appreciation for the Pope’s two pronouncements on the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century, which ...

Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ Election to the Ecumenical Throne

GOARCH - 31/10/16 MESSAGE OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW To the Plenitude of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Worldwide On the 25th Anniversary of His Election to the Ecumenical Throne We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of our Holy and Sacred Synod, ...

Toast by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Chairman of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church at the Official Luncheon Hosted in His Honor and in Honor of Their Beatitudes the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches by His Excellency Prokopios Pavlopoulos President of the Republic of Greece

The Holy and Great Council - 19/6/16 TOAST BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW CHAIRMAN OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH AT THE OFFICIAL Luncheon HOSTED IN HIS HONOR AND IN HONOR OF THEIR BEATITUDES THE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX AUTOCEPHALOUS CHURCHES BY HIS EXCELLENCY PROKOPIOS PAVLOPOULOS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GREECE.  (Heraklion, ...

Start of the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 18/6/16 The visit of Pope Francis to the Republic of Armenia will start on Friday, 24 June. The official welcoming ceremony will be held upon his arrival to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, where a welcoming service will be offered in the Mother Cathedral. The service will begin at 15:35. ...

Program Agenda of the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2016 The visit of Pope Francis to the Republic of Armenia will start on 24 June. The official welcoming ceremony will be held upon his arrival at the Zvartnots International Airport, following which the Pope will travel to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, where a welcoming service will be ...

Pope Francis Will Visit Armenia

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2016 The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin announces that His Holiness Pope Francis, accepting the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Armenian authorities and the Catholic Church; 2016 will visit Armenia from June 24 to 26. Source:  

Announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarchate  - April 2016 In recent months, the Ecumenical Patriarchate and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew personally have vigilantly followed the developments and tragic conflicts generally in the Middle East and the persecution of Christians there. In this regard, His All-Holiness has in manifold ways expressed his profound concern for the serious plight of the refugees. ...

Holy Liturgy and Ecumenical Prayers in Memory of the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide are held at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias

19 July 2105. On Sunday morning, His Holiness Aram I presided over the Holy Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in the presence of the visiting patriarchs, ecumenical and political representatives, the Armenian pilgrims arriving from different parts of the world and the local faithful.   His Beatitude Pope Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Representatives of Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso of Madrid

On July 5 in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received the professors, students and parents from the Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso of Madrid. The group from the Catholic Seminary was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Shnorhk Sarkisyan, spiritual pastor of Madrid. At the beginning of ...

His Holiness Pope Francis and His Holiness Aram I meet in the presence of the Armenian delegation accompanying the Catholicos

June2014 “Your solidarity with the Armenians during the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of the Genocide will be a valuable contribution to our just cause” H.H. Aram I “The history of emigration, persecutions and the martyrdom experienced by so many of the faithful has inflicted deep woonds on the hearts of all Armenians. We must see and venerate these as ...