OCP Executive Council Petitions Patriarch Kirill on the Persecution of Christians in Ethiopia

OCP News Service - 18/11/2019 Global: Apart from petitioning the United Nations, and several Human Rights organizations and political leaders like Vladimir Putin, the Executive Council of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) have petitioned His Holiness Kirill - Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia on the persecution of Christians, (especially Orthodox faithful) in Ethiopia. OCP ...

Patriarch Abune Mathias Thanks Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Orthodox Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church

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Menetasnot Desta – (Chief Administrator – OCP Amharic Service) - OCP News Service - 7/11/2019 Addis Ababa- Ethiopia: Patriarch Abune Mathias (Co-Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum, and Ichege of the See of Saint Taklehaimanot) extended his gratitude to Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society), sister Orthodox Churches and the Roman Catholic Church (during ...

OCP Secretariat Petitions President of Russia On The Ongoing Persecution of Christians in Ethiopia (Updated)

OCP News Service - 1/11/2019 Global: Apart from petitioning the United Nations, and several Human Rights organizations, the Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) has petitioned the honorable President of Russia - Vladimir Putin on the ongoing persecution of Christians in Ethiopia. A petition was also filed to the honorable Prime Minister of ...

OCP Secretariat Sent Reports on the Persecution of Christians in Ethiopia to OHCHR and Human Rights Organizations (Updated)

OCP News Service - 28/10/2019 Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian  Society) sent reports on the ongoing persecution of Christians in Ethiopia to the UN and various international human rights organizations. “I Am Pleading To The Creator In My Prayers With Tears”- Patriarch Abune Mathias of Ethiopia Eleven reports (consolidated) were emailed to the ...

Churches in Southern Egypt to Curtail Easter Celebrations After Deadly Bombings

Sputniknews - 13/4/17 Several Egyptian churches in the southern city of Minya said on Tuesday that they will cut back on Easter festivities in solidarity with the families of 45 Coptic Christians killed in the attacks in Egypt's northern cities of Tanta and Alexandria earlier this week. The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said in a statement that, ...

World Conference in Erbil on Future of Iraqi Yezidis and Christians

An elderly Christian woman, made homeless by ISIS attacks on the minority in Iraq, sits with her belongings in the Kurdistan Region.

By Pishtiwan Jamal Rudaw - 9/2/15 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- A two-day international conference opened Sunday in Erbil on the future of Christians and Yezidis in war-torn Iraq, as thousands of families from the religious minorities continue to leave the country for Europe to escape systematic persecution. Thirty-two countries are taking part in the conference -- titled "The Future ...

Syrian rebels destroy Shi’ite site, loot churches: HRW

Alexander Dziadosz | Reuters - 25/1/13 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels in Syria have burned and looted the religious sites of minorities, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, as the longest and deadliest of the Arab Spring revolts becomes increasingly sectarian. The 22-month-old rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad started as a peaceful protest movement but has turned into civil war, ...

New media cracks Eritrea’s iron curtain

Martin Plaut - 17/12/12 Isolated in exile, young Eritreans have developed new forms of resistance. Young Eritreans, who have fled abroad to escape their government’s stifling repression and years of compulsory military service, have turned to new media to attack the regime. Over the last year they have used chat-rooms, phone messaging and flash-mobs to get their message ...

Syria: Church protests over ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Christians from Homs

21/3/2012 While the Syrian opposition forces have been guilty of violence, abuse and torture - as stated in a report released yesterday by the NGO Human Rights Watch - in Homs, Church leaders say there is "an ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians", carried out by members of the Brigade Faruq, close to Al Qaeda. A ...

Ethiopian Christians to be deported from Saudi Arabia

1/2/2012 Some 35 Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling", the global rights body Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. Police arrested the group - including 29 women - after raiding a prayer meeting in the second city of Jeddah. The women were subjected to strip searches and the men beaten and called "unbelievers", according to ...