Orthodox Church Set on Fire in Calabria

Maria Korologou - 22/9/13 An Orthodox Church located in the district of Sbarre in Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, was set on fire in broad daylight. Sbarre is one of the most densely-populated districts of the southern part of the city. The episode has shocked the believers and the citizens, who rushed to the scene as soon ...

Albania Seizes Orthodox Church

Maria Korologou - 21/8/13 Tension still prevails in Përmet in Albania, where hundreds of Orthodox residents of the town came into conflict with the forces of private police that were lined up outside the Church of Virgin Mary. The church was taken over in a violent way some days before following the orders of the municipal ...

Antioch’s Patriarch Urges Release of Kidnapped Bishops

5/6/13 Maria Korologou Patriarch John X (Yazigi) of Antioch and All The East, the primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All The East, installed on February 10, 2013, made a plea to the international community for the release of the two kidnapped Syrian Orthodox bishops, Syrian Orthodox, Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop ...

Patriarch of Moscow Kirill Visits Athens

Maria Korologou - 3/6/13 “We are always by your side, I think of Greek people every day,” said Kirill I of Moscow, who is paying an official visit to Greece. His visit is of significant religious and political importance. It is the first time after 21 years that the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has made an ...

AUTH’s Rehabilitation Study On Halki Restoration

Maria Korologou- 1/6/13 The rehabilitation study for the Theological School of Halki prepared by the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, was presented on May 30 by the faculty’s working group before the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Head of the working group is the ...