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Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Meets US Vice President Mike Pence

May 25, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/5/17 His Holiness Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, His Beatitude Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, and His Beatitude Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon Mar Louis Rafael I Sako, met His Excellency US Vice President Mike […]

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Russian Church Urges US to Join Forces With Russia in Fighting Terrorism

May 14, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department said to with US Vice President Michael Pence that “the US and Russia would work side by sid”e as part of one anti-terror coalition. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The chief of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department told US Vice President Michael […]

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Top Russian Cleric Spotlights Ordeal of Christian Minority in Middle East

May 14, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 14/5/17 In a meeting with US Vice President on Thursday, Russian Metropolitan Hilarion discussed the hardships of Christians in the Middle East, stressing that Russia is the only party thaey can rely on as of now. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russia’s military action in Syria has helped save lives, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations […]

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Patriarchs of Antioch Call for the Liberation of the Abducted Archbishops of Aleppo

April 18, 2017 Featured
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The Antiochian Patriarchate – 18/4/17 Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East – Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East Paschal message Beloved spiritual brethren and children, Christ is risen, truly He is risen. Christ is risen and the East is bleeding. Christ is risen and our people of all faiths […]

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Francois Fillon Presents Steps to Help Middle East Religious Minorities

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has come up with a plan to help religious minorities in the Middle East to fight discrimination. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French presidential candidate Francois Fillon suggested 12 measures to help religious minorities in the Middle East, stressing the necessity to exclude mentions of religious affiliation from IDs, […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

March 25, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 25/3/17 HELSINKI, FINLAND: On March 20, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; met with Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, Archbishop of Finland and Turku and Head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The meeting was held in the Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral Hall of Helsinki, as […]

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East

March 14, 2017 Featured
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AINA – Bar Daisan – 14/3/17 Munich (AINA) — The future of Christians in the Middle East was the subject of a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference, held on 17-19 of February. Organized by the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, the panel was titled “What future do Christians have in the Middle East?” and focused on […]

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Forum on the Persecuted Church – Christian Churches Together

March 4, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 4/3/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Forum on the Persecuted Church organized by “Christian Churches Together” and held at the First Presbyterian Church in Newark. The forum was attended by His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Tobin of Newark, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian and other bishops to discuss the […]

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REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ORGANIZATION VISIT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

March 2, 2017 News

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 2/3/16 On Friday evening, 11th/24th February 2017, a fifteen-member team of the Christian humanitarian United Church of Christ Organization visited the Patriarchate, headed by the Executive in Middle East and Europe, Mr. Peter Makari. This Christian humanitarian team, which actively supports the Syrian refuges in Jordan and other countries, among which […]

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Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Prelates Attend Luncheon in Honor of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

March 2, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 2/3/17 Luncheon in Honor of His Holiness at the Armenian Church – New York His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to a special luncheon in his honor at St. Vartan Armenian Orthodox Cathedral and the Headquarters of the Archdiocese in New York. The heads of the Oriental Orthodox […]

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Roundtable on Migration and Refugees

February 20, 2017 News

  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 20/2/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a roundtable talk on “Migration and Refugees” at the Munich Security Conference. He spoke about the dangers of migration of Christians in the Middle East and how it affects negatively the Christian presence in their homeland. He also spoke about […]

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Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican to Work Closer on Christians’ Persecution

February 13, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 13/2/17 Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion said that the Russian Orthodox Church together with the Vatican will try to institutionalize the joint work on the monitoring of the issue of Christians’ persecutions in the Middle East and other regions. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church plans to strengthen its […]

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RUSSIA’S ANTI-TERROR INITIATIVE BACKED BY ARAB COUNTRIES

February 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/2/17 Arab countries have lent their support to Russia’s call for a global anti-terror front, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Russian president Vladimir Putin called for an international coalition aimed at eliminating terrorism in his December 2015 state-of-the-nation […]

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Trump’s Immigration Order and Christianity

February 2, 2017 Featured
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AINA – 2/2/17 Debate has raged since President Donald Trump announced his executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States of residents from seven Muslim-majority countries. This involves a temporary halt in the United States refugee program. When it resumes, Christian and other non-Muslim minority groups stand to gain significantly. This represents a stark […]

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“God instructs us to provide refuge and hospitality to all humanity indiscriminately” – Bishop Angaelos

January 31, 2017 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK- Media and Communications Office – 31/1/17 The current state of geo-politics and the numerous terrorist attacks around our world in recent months have led to a growing uncertainty and global anxiety with regards to both internal and external security. This concern has prompted debates on the need for vigilance, the safeguarding […]

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Statement from the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate following the Terrorist Attacks near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo – Egypt

December 13, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 13/12/16 Following the terrorist attack on St. Peter Church near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch issued the following statement: Patriarch Aphrem II condemns the terrorist attack near St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo. Statement Issued by the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Damascus, December 11, 2016 […]

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Dr Martin Tamcke, Friend of Oriental Christianity, Honoured by Federal Republic of Germany

December 7, 2016 Featured News
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Fr. Dr. K.M. George – MOTV- 7/12/16 Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Tamcke, Director and professor at the Department of Ecumenical and Inter-Cultural Theology and Oriental Church- and Mission History at Goettingen University, Germany, has received the prestigious Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany conferred by the Federal President. This is an occasion […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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CHRISTIAN REFUGEES HAVE BROUGHT INTEREST IN CHRISTIANITY TO EUROPE, SAYS PRIMATE OF POLISH ORTHODOX CHURCH

November 29, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 29/11/16 Christian refugees from the Middle East contribute to the spread of interest in Orthodoxy across the globe and its adoption in the countries receiving them, Metropolitan Savva of Warsaw and All Poland, the primate of the Polish Orthodox Church, has said in an interview with RIA-Novosti. “Migration from the Middle East is contributing […]

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THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 26/11/16 On Tuesday, the 9th/22nd of November 2016, the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood celebrated the 11th anniversary of the Enthronement of His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, at the glorious Throne of St James the Brother of God. Doxology was held in the Church of the Resurrection at 10:30 am, led by […]

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Launch of the Report on Freedom of Religion – British Parliament

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II delivered a speech at the Parliamentary Launch of the report on the freedom of religion in the House of Commons at the British Parliament in London. The public event was launched by Professor the Lord Alton of Liverpool and the speakers included John […]

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