Shocking accusations by Kosovo Interior Minister Mr. Bajram Rexhepi

Kosovo Interior Minister Mr. Bajram Rexhepi

Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raska and Prizren - 16th October 2014 This is a response by Fr. Sava Janjic to the interview which Mr. Bajram Rexhepi, Kosovo’s Interior Minister gave today for KIM Radio (a central Kosovo media in Serbian language. The interview is available on the following link: http://www.radiokim.net/vesti/politika/redzepi-kfor-ometao-istragu-u-decanima.html PUBLIC RELEASE The Kosovo outgoing Minister of Interior ...

Proposed Egyptian Law to Reduce Restrictions on Building Churches

The Coptic Orthodox Virgin Mary church is seen during sunset in Cairo, April 18, 2009 (photo: REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa).

By Ahmed Fouad AL Monitor 27/9/14 The unified houses of worship law, which regulates the construction of mosques and churches in Egypt, is still waiting for the parliament's approval. Although the voting sessions in parliament haven't begun yet, the controversy about the houses of worship law started when Christian lawyer Nabil Luka Bibawi filed a lawsuit with the Administrative ...

Clerics react to allegations by Golden Dawn chief

19/12/13 Three days after video footage emerged of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos passing judgment on several Greek Orthodox bishops during a meeting with party friends, some of the clerics quoted in the video hit back with remarks against the neo-Nazi party. A statement from the Bishopric of Monemvasia and Sparta said that Bishop Efstathios “steers clear ...

Church infrastructure projects steaming ahead

29/5/13 PLANS to build a hotel in Paphos on church land, the creation of a photovoltaic park near Nicosia and the construction of a private English school in Makedonitissa are all proceeding as intended according to Archbishop Chrysostomos II. Speaking yesterday, the primate revealed a consortium of Russian businessmen had agreed to purchase a plot of seaside ...

Decades-old Church-state land deal almost closed

15/3/13 Cyprus: THE CHURCH will soon be transferring tracts of land to the state, bringing to a close a deal struck some 40 years ago. The announcement was made yesterday following a meeting between Archbishop Chrysostomos and Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos. A 1971 agreement between Archbishop Makarios – who was president at the time – and the government ...

Greek-Orthodox archdiocese in Beirut Looted, Vandalized

Crime scene investigators collect evidence from the Geek-Orthodox archbishopric in Ashrafieh, Beirut, on Nov. 16, 2011. (Photo: Mohammad Azakir/The Daily Star)

16/11/2011 The Daily Star BEIRUT: Thieves broke into the Greek-Orthodox archdiocese in Beirut overnight, stealing money from a safe and vandalizing a number of its offices. “The archdiocese had been sabotaged, destroyed and stolen by unknown vandals,” Father George Dimas told a local radio station Wednesday. Priests and staff of the Orthodox archdiocese were shocked when they arrived Wednesday ...

Coptic Church sues government over New Year’s Eve Church Bombing

Emad Khalil 13/09/2011 The Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy for the slow pace of the investigation into who was behind the New Years Eve church bombing, which left 23 Copts dead on 1 January. News reports have said that documents seized ...

Ukraine Christians protest planned introduction of e-passports

Interfax-Ukraine 8/9/2011 About 1,500 Orthodox Christians demonstrated outside the Ukrainian parliament's headquarters in Kyiv on Thursday, protesting a plan to introduce radio frequency identification passports (RFID passports or e-passports) and identity cards. The demonstrators were holding banners reading "No to the electronic register for the Orthodox," "We are against e-passports," "We are against the electronic concentration camp," "We ...

Church to sue prime minister over New Year’s Eve church Bombing

Arabic Edition 06/09/2011 The Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria has announced plans to sue Prime Minister Essam Sharaf for failing to reveal who was behind he New Years Eve church bombing that left 23 Copts dead on 1 January, said a church official on Tuesday. News reports have said that documents seized from the now-disbanded ...

Pope Shenouda: Those killed in ‘fights’ are not necessarily Martyrs

Emad Khali 30/06/2011 People who get killed in fights are not necessarily martyrs, the head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III, has stated. Shenouda did not clarify what he meant by "fights." On Tuesday night, clashes broke out between police forces and protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square, leaving hundreds injured. In a Wednesday statement, the Ministry of Interior said ...

Former Egyptian Interior Minister Accused of Collusion in Alexandria Church Bombing

Former Interior Minister Habib El Adly

By Mary Abdelmassih 6-4-2011 (AINA) -- The Egyptian attorney general has reopened the investigation into the bombing of the Two Saints Church in Alexandria on New Year's Eve, which killed 24 Copts and injured more than 90. On May 25 Coptic Church attorney Joseph Malak presented a petition to the Attorney General to reopen the investigations ...

Serbia now expects to pass anti-discrimination law by end of April

The Serbian government now expects to pass a long-discussed anti-discrimination law by the end of April, according to Interior Minister Ivica Dacic on Sunday (March 8th). Enacting the law is one of the conditions for placing Serbia on the so-called Schengen white list, which will allow Serbian citizens to travel to EU member countries without ...