People in Ireland Increasingly ‘Doubt Catholic Church’s Authority’ – Scholar

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Sputniknews - 30/5/18 Ireland has voted to drop a constitutional amendment that gives equal rights to a mother and a fetus, effectively repealing a ban on abortion in the Catholic nation. Radio Sputnik has discussed the results of the Irish referendum on abortion with Gail McElroy, a professor of Political Science at Trinity College, Dublin. Sputnik: Was this ...

Irish Priest: Stop Saying Christmas – It’s ‘Hijacked’ by Santa & Reindeer

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Sputniknews - 20/11/17 According to Father Desmond O’Donnell from Ireland, the words Christmas and Easter have lost all their sacred meaning and suggested that Christians abandon them. O’Donnell said the words’ meanings had been "hijacked" by the secular environment, which pushes them ever further away from actual believers. "We’ve lost Christmas, just like we lost Easter, and should abandon the word completely," ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH TO CONTINUE ADDING WESTERN SAINTS TO ITS CALENDAR

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to add St. Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland, St. Alban the Protomartyr of Britain, St. Genevieve of Paris, and twelve other Western saints from the first millennium, before the West departed into heresy, to its official calendar. As Interfax-Religion ...

Mass infant grave found at former Catholic home for unwed mothers in Ireland

RT.com - 4/3/17 Excavations at the site of a former Catholic home for unwed mothers, their children, and orphans in Ireland have uncovered “significant quantities” of human remains buried on the grounds. An investigation was launched after reports surfaced in 2014 of a mass grave on the grounds of the former ‘mother and baby’ home in Tuam, ...

Patriarch Kirill Meets Oriental Orthodox Prelates in London

Julie Jones - OCP News Service - (OCP Delegate in the U.K.) Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia – Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met Coptic, Armenian and Syriac Orthodox Prelates in London during the reception organized on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Russian Orthodoxy in the UK and Ireland. Patriarch met His Grace ...

Patriarch John X to Poland on an Official Church Visit

Iulian Dumitrascu - Basilica News Agency- August 2016  Upon the invitation of His Beatitude Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and all Poland, His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, is paying an official visit to the Church of Poland during the period of August 16 – 22, 2016. He will be accompanied ...

Protection of Christians in the Middle East Must Become an International Priority

The Assyrian Mar Shimun Church, in Abu Tina, Syria, which is now occupied by ISIS.

By Alexander Yakovenko http://rt.com - 11/3/15 The Middle East, the cradle of Christianity and human civilization, has been swept by a wave of extremism, while its interfaith and civilizational contradictions have become sharply aggravated. Normal life and the very existence of many religious communities have been put under threat. Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, Russia has urged ...

Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

75% of Greeks call themselves religious. PRAVMIR. June 20, 2014. A pan-European survey conducted by the Department of Social Research in nineteen European Union countries recognized Greeks to be the most religious people in the EU. The results of the survey were published in a Guide to Mount Athos with reference to the newspaper «ΕλεύθεροςΤύπος». 75% of Greeks ...

Vatican ‘must immediately remove’ child abusers

February 2014 The UN has said that the Vatican should "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers. The UN watchdog for children's rights denounced the Holy See for adopting policies which allowed priests to sexually abuse thousands of children. In a report, it also criticised Vatican attitudes towards homosexuality, contraception and abortion. The Vatican ...

Palestinian Christians dwindling in number due to political situation

Church representatives from Palestine in Dublin yesterday. From left: Canon Naim Ateek, Archbishop Theodosius Hanna and the Rev Fr Peter Madros. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patsy McGarry- 16/4/13 Senior Palestianian churchmen blame Israel, the US, and Germany. Since the foundation of the Israeli state in 1948 at least 35 per cent of Palestinian Christians had left the Holy Land, a senior Palestinian churchman said in Dublin yesterday. “It has been the greatest de-Christianising influence there since the Ottomans,” Fr Peter Madros of ...

Father of modern Cypriot theatre dies

24/1/13 PHIVOS Moussoulides, former diplomat, and co-founder of the Lyriko theatre in 1942, and of the first professional theatre group in Cyprus, died on Wednesday aged 94. Moussoulides was married  for 70 years. He leaves behind three sons, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to being well known for the founding of the Lyriko with compatriots, poet ...

New Officers for Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches

The Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches In UK and Ireland 19/7/2012 At its meeting on 17 July at the Armenian Church Hall in Iverna Gardens, the Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the UK & Ireland held its trienniel elections. Having served two terms as President, His Grace Bishop Angaelos (Coptic Orthodox Church) retired from the ...

Armenian Church in Britain and Ireland celebrates its new bishop

22/11/2011 The Armenian Church in Britain and Ireland has been celebrating its new bishop over the second weekend in November. The Very Rev Fr Vahan Hovhanessian, who was elected Primate of the Armenian Church on 14 December 2009, has now become The Rt Rev Dr Vahan Hovhanessian, Bishop of the Armenian Church, following his Episcopal ordination by ...

Inter-Orthodox Meeting in Ireland

30/7/2011 Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios (metropolitan of Indian Orthodox Church) made his pastoral visit to the St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church of Dublin, Ireland on 24 July 2011. Fr Koshy Vaidyan, Vicar, along with members of the parish welcomed the Metropolitan. Mar Thimothios celebrated Holy Qurbana and Fr. Koshy Vaidyan, The Very Reverend Archimandrite Deiniol, the ...

Prayer Vigil at Eritrean Embassy

27/5/2011 The British Orthodox Church was among a number of groups which stood in solidarity with imprisoned Eritreans at a Prayer Vigil outside the Eritrean Embassy in London on 26 May. Abba Seraphim, supported by Father Simon Smyth and Deacon Theodore de Quincey, joined representatives from Human Rights Concern – Eritrea, Church in Chains, Release Eritrea, ...

Catholicos Patriarch Consecrates St. George’s Church at Georgian Diocese of Great Britain and Ireland

2011-02-07 His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi and Metropolitan of Pitsunda and Sukhumi-Abkhazia left for London. The purpose of His visit is to consecrate a Georgian church for our parish in Great Britain and Ireland. On 6th of February 2011, the Ruler of Georgian Orthodox Church consecrated a new ...

No such thing as justice in the Holy Land, Palestinian Church leaders tell the Irish

By Stuart Littlewood 15/12/2010 "We need only one thing, to be protected by the world against the crimes of 
Israel" Stuart Littlewood views a recent tour of the Republic of Ireland by a delegation of Church leaders from Palestine during which they described in meetings with Irish politicians the situation in their homeland under Israeli military occupation ...

Family Conference – 2010

Syrian Orthodox Church- Ireland Family Conference - 2010 September 10, 11, 12 Friday, Saturday and Sunday St. Ignatius Elias III Nagar ( Esker Monastery, Athenry, Co. Galway) Theme: " How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!" Psalm : 133:1. Click here for the promo Video The Syrian Orthodox Christians living in Ireland wish to ...

Rights Campaigners Pressure Eritrea Government on Freedom of Religion

5/7/2010 By: Success K Uchime In an attempt to make the Eritrean government to rescind its hard posture on religious freedom, five Christian human rights campaigners have continued to pressed on the government of Eritrea to change its stand. In a report by Release International (RI) www.releaseinternational.org it pointed out that right campaigners from Eritrea, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland ...

Medieval Manuscripts – Inaugural Lecture

23/6/2010 The British Orthodox Church On 22 June 2010 Abba Seraphim, accompanied by Trevor Maskery, joined a packed audience at London University’s Senate House to hear Michelle Brown, Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, deliver her inaugural lecture on “Manuscripts from Anglo-Saxon Mercia: the Staffordshire hoard, other recent finds and the ‘new materiality’ in book history”. The ...