REMEMBERING A RARE GENIUS – A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO PAULOS MAR GREGORIOS – REV DR VALSON THAMPU

MOTV - 15/11/17 Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios Memorial Lecture by Fr. Dr. Valson Thampu.  It was about forty years ago. I was studying in Bishop More College then. An air of subtle excitement descended on the college. We were told that one Paul Ramban would address the students in a few days’ time. Life was simpler then: ...

“Mama Maggie” Shares Gospel

SVOTS - 27/10/16 When “Mama Maggie” Gobran spoke Friday evening, October 22, on our seminary campus, she not only shared the wisdom of the gospel—she embodied it. Through the extraordinary witness of her own life, which is lived among destitute people in Cairo, Egypt’s teeming slums, she humbly but liberally shared the spiritual treasures she has ...

Did Kosovo Try to Bribe Pope Francis to Win Recognition?

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Sputniknews - 9/9/16 Some media outlets in Pristina have circulated unconfirmed reports about an attempt to give the Vatican a 10 million euro bribe to officially recognize Kosovo. Sputnik discussed the matter with Serbian Ambassador to UNESCO and onetime envoy to the Holy See, Darko Tanaskovic. “Well, even if Pope Francis makes a trip to Pristina, which ...