Metropolitan Tikhon addresses President Trump on the separation of families

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OCA - June 2018 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I write to you asking compassion for the children and their parents now being separated and confined in detention centers as a result of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. On behalf of these children—some of them infants and toddlers—and together with all ...

Humanitarian Purposes Driven By Faith

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Cassie Steele - OCP News Service - 2/2/18 President Trump’s move against refugees was not positively received by the American Orthodox Church, as stated by Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times. The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump signed an executive order to deport undocumented immigrants as well as turn away refugees. ...

CURRENT US-RUSSIA RELATIONS ARE A “PHANTASMAGORIA”—MET. HILARION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 7/9/17 What is happening today in Russian-American bilateral relations is a “phantasmagoria,” and Russia should not take an example from those politicians in America who threaten them, stated the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, who recently returned from a trip to the ...

PRESS CONFERENCE STATEMENT OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS IN AMMAN

  The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 14/8/17 Amman – 12 August 2017 Good afternoon. We thank you all for coming to this press conference. We are here today to deliver this message from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II,   who, according to the Status Quo and international law, is the acknowledged custodian ...

Trump visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, meets Armenian Patriarch

Public Radio of Armenia - 23/5/17 US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Monday. Representatives of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek-Orthodox church met the president. Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton, and Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III greeted President Trump. President Donald Trump also paid his ...

Trump’s Immigration Order and Christianity

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 turnaround from ...