RUSSIA IS PREPARING A CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD THIS AUTUMN, SERGEY LAVROV SAYS

Pravoslavie.ru - 1/8/16 This autumn Russia will hold the second conference on defense of Christians in the world, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his interview for the website of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS), reports the TASS news agency. “In addition to demonstrating by our personal example of the importance of establishing good relations ...

Sergei Stepashin: “A Whole Program Has Been Developed to Protect Christians in the Near East”

Sergei Stepashin: “A Whole Program Has Been Developed to Protect Christians in the Near East”

Pravmir.ru November 12, 2014. Sergei Stepashin, Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, delivered a speech on systematic efforts aimed at protecting Christians in the Near Eastern countries, which are now in a state of war, on November 11. The Blagovest-Info website has reported that Mr. Stepashin delivered his speech during a panel discussion titled “The Near ...

IOPS chairman asks Iraqi president to release Tariq Aziz

Moscow, October 23, Interfax - The chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS), Sergey Stepashin, has called on Iraqi President Fuad Masum to order the release of the country's former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz, who has been held in prison for more than 11 years. "This 78-year-old man is seriously ill. ...

Russian School Opens in Bethlehem

Russian School Opens in Bethlehem

PRAVMIR. August 29, 2014. On September 1st, the head of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) Sergei Stepashin will open a school on a street named after Vladimir Putin in Bethlehem. This is the first Russian school in the last hundred years opened in the Holy Land. Until 1914, about a hundred of these schools were ...

Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society raising funds for humanitarian aid for Gaza

Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society raising funds for humanitarian aid for Gaza

Moscow, August 11, Interfax - The Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS) has urged Russians to provide whatever help they can to the blockaded residents of the Gaza Strip. “Funds raised will be used to buy and send medication, baby food and foodstuffs to the Gaza Strip,” the IOPS said on its website. According to the organization, more ...

“We have never had any division between Christians and Muslims”

Vestnik Kavkaza - 14/10/13 "This is a bloody mayhem supported by the sinister Pentagon’s scenario of military pressure, violence and air strikes that will undoubtedly provoke many casualties and paralyze Syria", the deputy chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) Elena Agapova emotionally began her story about the humanitarian situation in Syria. According to her, "the ...

Conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society takes place in Moscow

On 4 June 2012, the second conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) timed to its 130th anniversary took place at the conference hall of the Russian Camber of Accounts. The Presidium consisted of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, chairman of the Committee of the IOPS honoured members; Mr. Sergei Stepashin, ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk was elected honorary member of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

On 28 May 2012, the Council of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) held its regular session under the chairmanship of Sergei Stepashin, the chairman of the IOPS and the head of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation. Discussed were the issues of preparation for the upcoming 2nd Conference of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society ...