The Lives of Saints Peter and Paul

Church of Serbia - 12/7/18 THE HOLY APOSTLE PETER The son of Jonah and brother of Andrew the First-Called, of the tribe of Simeon and the town of Bethsaida, he was a fisherman and was at first called Simon, but the Lord was pleased to call him Cephas, or Peter (Jn 1:42). He was the first of ...

Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 8/7/18 On July 7th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Prayer Meeting hosted by His Holiness Pope Francis in the city of Bari – Italy, along with the Heads of Middle Eastern Churches. Their Holinesses and Beatitudes Patriarchs of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and ...

Translation of the relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker from Myra to Bari

Church of Serbia - 21/5/18 The Transfer of the Relics of Saint Nicholas to Bari in Italy. His Life is found under December 6. In the eleventh century the Byzantine Empire was going through some terrible times. The Turks put an end to its influence in Asia Minor, they destroyed cities and villages, they murdered the inhabitants, ...

Sick Mentality’: Pope Calls Prostitution ‘Torture’, ‘Crime Against Humanity’

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Sputniknews - 25/3/18 In a marathon question-answer conversation with several hundred young people in Rome on Monday, the Catholic Church's Pope Francis attacked prostitution, praying for the forgiveness of all Catholic men who engage in purchasing sex from prostitutes. Speaking to the Pope, a 32-year-old Nigerian woman and former sex trafficking victim said she was troubled by the fact that ...

“Vivere Insieme (Living together)” the book of the Archbishop Anastasios is published in the Italian language

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Albanian Orthodox Church - October 2017 Archbishop Anastasios is distinguished for his numerous studies and books published in many languages around the world. The latter is a publication of the Bosse Monastery in Italy, a center for interfaith meetings where orthodoxy is central to the dialogue. "Vivere Insieme (Living together)": A Contribution of Religions and the Common Ethics ...

Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Kyrillos of Milano Enters Eternal Rest

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Bishop Youssef - August 2017 +Memory External+ Early in the morning of Monday the fourteenth of August 2017, at the age of sixty five, quietly and in the same quiet manner in which he had conducted all his life, Metropolitan Kyrillos of Milan, left this transient earth to rest in the bosom of his beloved Savior whom ...

Saint Angelina of Serbia

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Church of Serbia - 13/8/17 Saint Angelina was the daughter of Prince George Skenderbeg of Albania. Her mother’s name is not known, but she raised her daughter in Christian piety and taught her to love God. Saint Stephen Brancovich (October 9 and December 10), the ruler of Serbia, had come to Albania to escape those who wished ...

37th Annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - June 2017 “ENGINEERING AN ANCIENT EMPIRE AND ITS LEGACY TODAY” PRESENTATION HOSTED BY GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO, THE ARCHONS OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE, AND THE HELLENIC SOCIETY OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GREEK AMERICA FOUNDATION." CHICAGO, IL: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, together with the Archons of the ...

RELICS OF ST. NICHOLAS CEREMONIOUSLY GREETED AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

Pravoslavie.ru - 21/5/17 Photos: ria.ru A piece of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, brought today from Bari, Italy, have been delivered to Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, where they were ceremoniously greeted by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, in concert with his brother bishops, hundreds of clergy, and thousands of faithful, reports RIA-Novosti. The event is a ...

St. Nicholas Relics to Be Brought to Russia From Italy – Church Official

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Sputniknews - 29/4/17 According to an agreement that was reached by the heads of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, the relics of one of the most revered Christian saints, St. Nicholas, will be delivered to Russia on May 21 from Italy. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The relics of one of the most revered Christian ...

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH IN MERANO, ITALY TRANSFERRED TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 6/4/17 On March 31, in Bolzano, the capital city of Italy’s northern Alto-Adige region, the ceremony of signing an agreement to transfer the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Merano to the use of the Russian Orthodox Church was held. Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk, the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Italian parishes, signed ...

ANALYST: PROTECTION OF SYRIAN CHRISTIANS RAISES PUTIN’S RATINGS IN EUROPE

Pravoslavie.ru - 30/3/17 President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings in Italy and in other Western European countries have grown lately, which likely reflects Europeans’ reactions to Russia’s protection of the Syrian Christian population, said Andrea Gianotti, the director of the Italian Institute of Eurasian Studies. Gianotti participated in the thirteenth international conference of the Foundation for the Unity ...

Ekaterinburg 1918: The Survival of four Grand Duchesses

Ekaterinburg 1918: The Survival of four Grand Duchesses. A very interesting article by Author Carlos Mundy. Harry Binkow, Historian - RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FAMILY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 29/3/17 Though it had been rumored for years immediately after the alleged massacre of the Russian Imperial Family in 1918, that the Empress and her daughters had survived, it was not ...

ITALY IS HOME TO RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S FASTEST GROWING FOREIGN DIOCESE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 13/2/17 The head of the administration for Moscow Patriarchate churches abroad Bishop Anthony of Bogorodsk stated in a recent interview with TASSthat the Russian Orthodox Church has nearly 900 parishes in foreign countries, the greatest number of which are in Germany and Italy. While the number of parishes in Germany outnumbers those in Italy, “[t]he ...

Vatican and Mafia Stronghold Corleone in a Godfather Fight

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Sputniknews - 3/2/17 A locale featured in the award-winning Godfather film trilogy is now home to a real-life quandary between the Roman Catholic Church and local mobsters. A niece of a priest in the town of Corleone, Sicily, tapped the son of Italy’s most famous mafia figure to become the child’s godfather at an upcoming baptism ceremony, ...

Pope Reportedly Knew Priest Accused of Raping Children Two Years Before Arrest

Sputniknews - 29/12/16 Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic clergy failed to take action to sanction Rev. Nicola Corradi, the 82-year old priest arrested in late November on charges of sexually abusing deaf children, despite knowing of Carradi’s alleged exploits, according to an Argentine prosecutor. At least 24 students of the Antonio Provolo Institute for the hearing ...

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW AWARDED FOR COMMITMENT TO ECUMENISM

Pravoslavie.ru - 12/7/16 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been granted the Ecumenical Award of St. Nicholas of Myra by the theological faculty of Alupia, in southern Italy. The ceremony will take place today, December 6, on the New Calendar feast of St. Nicholas, reports Vatican Radio. In his letter for the occasion, Pope Francis calls the ...

PAST TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS SHOW GREATEST GROWTH OF FAITH IN RUSSIA—METROPOLITAN HILARION

Pravoslavie.ru - October 2016 Religious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk. The head of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) spoke about religious faith in Russia, and its history and revival in recent decades at a meeting with a group of professors and 250 students ...

TV presenter ‘crucified’ for wearing crucifix: ‘Atheism turns into militant form’

RT.com – September 2016 Can a journalist, who is supposed to be impartial and keep their beliefs out of public view, wear religious symbols? What’s the problem with an Italian presenter wearing a cross? Isn’t it just freedom of expression that atheists are championing? An Italian news presenter has been making headlines herself and all over her choice ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Sends Condolences to the President of Italy

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - August 2016 On August 24, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter to Italian President Sergio Mattarella; following the devastating earthquake that occurred in central Italy. On behalf of the clergy and faithful of the Armenian Church, His Holiness addressed his letter to the ...

The Romanian Patriarchate is solidary with the Italian people, afflicted after the earthquake of August 24, 2016

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - August 2016 As a sign of deep compassion with the afflicted by the earthquake which occurred in Perugia (central Italy) that claimed many lives and caused great damages, the Romanian Patriarchate addresses a message of Christian solidarity with the Italian people, on behalf of the clergy and the faithful of the ...