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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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‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’ – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (RT EXCLUSIVE)

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com- 22/11/16 In an exclusive interview with RT, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, shared his ideas on the difficult situations of Christians in the Middle East, the US presidential election, and European multiculturalism. RT: Your Holiness, first of all, let me congratulate you on your upcoming birthday. Thank you for taking […]

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Catholicos-Patriarch Gewargis Sliws III Meets Pope in the Vatican

November 18, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Church of the East – 18/11/16 His Holiness Pope Francis warmly welcomed the Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Gewargis Sliws III on the monrning of Thursday 17th November along with select few prelates in the Vatican City’s Redemptoris Mater Chapel. The Pope pressed great emphasis on the zeal and faith of the Christians in the Middle East […]

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“Strengthening the Christian Presence in the Middle East is a Pan-Christian Priority” Stated His Holiness Aram I in Vatican

November 14, 2016 Featured News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 14/11/16 13 November 2016 – In his address to the conference, organized by the Pontifical Oriental Institute on the occasion of its centennial, His Holiness Aram I emphasized the crucial importance of strengthening the Christian presence in the Middle East, considering it a pan-Christian priority. The main part of the conference, which took […]

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His Holiness Aram I and Pope Francis Meet in Vatican

November 14, 2016 Featured News
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ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org – 14/11/16 11 November 2016. On Friday morning the scheduled meeting between the Pope and the Catholicos was held at the Papal office in the Vatican. After sharing greetings, Catholicos Aram I expressed his great appreciation for the Pope’s two pronouncements on the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th […]

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Assyrian Organization Congratulates Trump, Calls Attention to ISIS Genocide

November 11, 2016 Featured News
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11/11/16 (AINA) — The following letter was sent to President-elect Donald Trump by the American chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance. Dear President Elect Donald Trump, On behalf of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and its affiliate organizations I extend our heartfelt congratulations to you for your election as the President of the United States. You […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Armenian Orthodox Bishop of Brazil

November 9, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Grace Bishop Nareg Berberian, Armenian Orthodox Prelate in Brazil, heading a delegation of priests and members of the Diocesan Board, at St. Mary Church in Sao Paolo. Their Eminences Mor Titus Boulos Touza, Syriac Orthodox Apostolic Nuncio in Brazil, and Mor […]

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