Trump to Take Oath of Office on Lincoln’s Bible at Inauguration Ceremony

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Sputniknews - 18/1/17 US President-elect Donald Trump will use the Bible from President Abraham Lincoln's inauguration as well as his own bible when he takes the presidential oath of office on January 20, Trump's transition team said in a press release on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The release noted Trump's Bible was given to him by his mother when he ...

Archbishop Demetrios Attends Funeral of South Carolina Slain Pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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June 2015 Statement on S.C. shootings: NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended today, Jun. 26, 2015, the funeral service for South Carolina State Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was slain last Wednesday with eight others inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Archbishop Demetrios attended the ...

Turkish PM Erdoğan’s steps ‘not enough,’ Greek Orthodox Patriarch says

May 2014 Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of 250 million Orthodox Christians, praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for improving rights for Christians, but added pointedly, "it is not enough." In an interview with The Associated Press in his Istanbul office, Bartholomew expressed disappointment that Erdoğan had not re-opened the Theological School of Halki, the Orthodox Church’s ...

Obama Urged To Protect Patriarch

Maria Arkouli - 16/5/13 Archbishop Demetrios of America has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to exert influence in order to ensure the protection of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. According to an announcement of the Archdiocese of America “just when publications in the Turkish press and other media were released, referring to the assassination ...

Obama meets Armenian Archbishop

23/3/13 PanARMENIAN.Net -  U.S. President Barack Obama toured the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem with President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, as part of his visit to Israel. In the church, Obama was greeted by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Franciscan Custodian of the Holy Land, and Armenian Archbishop Sevan Gharibian. The ...

World’s most revered church seeks international backing in $2.3mln water bill standoff

12/11/2012 Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre called on world leaders to help end what it calls an existentially “aggressive move” – Jerusalem’s water supply company has demanded it pay an overdue $2.3 million water bill. The Christian denominations that jointly manage the church, including the Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian, have begun a campaign to win support ...

Patriarch Kirill sends Obama sympathy message over Sandy

Moscow, November 5, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message of sympathy to U.S. President Barack Obama in connection with the consequences of Hurricane Sandy, which has led to numerous fatalities and left thousands homeless. "I am sure that, in these difficult days, the government is doing all that is necessary ...

Obama, Erdogan discuss Karabakh, Armenian Genocide bills at Seoul talks

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan (left) and U.S. President Barack Obama

Photo: www.sabah.com.tr 26/3/2012 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has suggested to U.S. President Barack Obama that Turkey and the OSCE Minsk Group join efforts in solving the long-standing Karabakh conflict. Meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit, the two leaders reportedly focused on the current situation around Syria, but also discussed ...

What Armenian Catholicos Wrote to US President Barack Obama

29/8/2011 ePress.am -- In Dec. 2009, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, sent a letter to the US Ambassador to Armenia addressed to US President Barack Obama regarding the issues concerning ethnic and religious minorities in the Republic of Georgia, according to a Wikileaks cable released Aug. 26, 2011. In ...

Remarks of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America To President Barack Obama

Remarks of His EminenceArchbishop Demetrios of AmericaToPresident Barack ObamaOn the Occasion of Greek Independence DayThe White houseMarch 25, 2009 Mr. President,On behalf of the Greek American Orthodox Community of this blessed Land, I have the great honor to wholeheartedly congratulate you upon historic ascendance to the Presidency of ...