PATRIARCH KIRILL MEETS WITH PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS

April 13, 2015 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas. The guest was accompanied by Mr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, and Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Mr. Fayed Mustafa. Participating in the meeting were also Metropolitan Hilarion of ...

DECR HOSTS FIRST MEETING OF COMMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF THE COUNCIL FOR COOPERATION WITH RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE PRESIDENT OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION

On 19 March 2015, the first meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations under the President of the Russian Federation took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. The Commission was established at the Council’s meeting on 11 December 2014. The session was ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA SIDES WITH THE PRESIDENT OF EGYPT AGAINST TERRORISM

On 26 October 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa sent a letter to the President of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, expressing his genuine condolences for the 33 soldiers, victims of the terror attack on the Sinai Peninsula, giving full support to the struggle of the Egyptian State ...

STATEMENT OF IDC PRESIDENT FOLLOWING DISRUPTION AT IDC GALA DINNER

Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner 12/9/14 Contact : 703-286-9677 Email: joseph@indefenseofchristians.org In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At ...

PRESIDENT JOINS ORTHODOX AT HOLY MOUNT OF GRABARKA

24/8/14 President Komorowski joined around 5,000 Orthodox Christians from Poland and abroad at the Holy Mount of Grabarka near Siemiatycze, eastern Poland, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The morning liturgy, Tuesday, officiated by Metropolitan Sawa, leader of the Orthodox Church in Poland, was followed by the traditional blessing of fruit brought by the ...

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE DEMISE OF HIS BEATITUDE METROPOLITAN VLADIMIR OF KIEV AND ALL UKRAINE

July 2014 The President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, expressed his condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, and bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church over the demise of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. I was deeply ...

THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA VISITS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TUNISIA

May - June 2014 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa went to the presidential palace in Tunisia accompanied by the Metropolitans of Memphis and Carhtage and the Ambassador of Greece Mrs. Anna Korka. His Beatitude was officially welcomed by the President of Tunisia, Mr. Moncef el Marzouki, with whom he ...

THE PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the 7th/20th of January 2014, the day after the feast of Theophany, the President of Romania, His Excellency Mr Traian Basescu, on a visit to the state of Israel, visited the Patriarchate accompanied by members of the Romanian Government and by the Romanian Ambassador to Israel, Mrs Andreea Păstârnac. The Romanian President and his retinue ...

Fr Alexander Kurien Congratulate and Prays for President Obama

24/1/13 CONGRATULATIONS TO AND PRAYERS FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!   Rev. Fr. Alexander J. Kurien Washington D.C. Since inauguration day – January 20 – fell on a Sunday this year, Mr. Obama was officially sworn in at a very brief ceremony just before noon in the Blue Room of the White House, taking the oath from ...

H.B. ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL & MEMBERS OF THE GOVERMENT IN THE OCCASION OF THE NEW YEAR

Mr President, Honourable Ministers, Members of Parliament, Your Eminences, Dear Reverend Fathers, Distinguished Guests, “If any of you are qualified to be enrolled in our bodyguard, let them be enrolled, and let there be peace among us, (1 Mac. 13:40) At the turn of the year, we greet you warmly in this season of renewal and hope, and we thank you for ...

THE PRESIDENT OF ARMENIA SERGE SARKSSIAN VISITS THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA IN ANTELIAS

4/12/2012 While on an official visit to Lebanon, His Excellency Serge Sarkissian, the President of the Republic of Armenia, and his wife visited Antelias. They were accompanied by the Foreign Minister and the Ministers of Education, Culture and Relations with the Diaspora. Upon their arrival, the band of HOMENETMEN played the Lebanese and Armenian national anthems ...

HIS BEATITUDE HONOURS HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS

5/9/2012 The Alexandrian Patriarchate His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa proclaimed His Excellency Mr Dimitrios Christofias as a Great Benefactor of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa, in a modest ceremony which took place at the Presidential Mansion on the afternoon of Monday 3rd September 2012 Present at the ceremony ...

HIS BEATITUDE ADDRESS TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL & MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT

29/12/2011 Jerusalem Patriarchate Mr. President, Honorable Ministers, Members of Parliament, Your Eminences, Dear Reverend Fathers, Distinguished Guests, ”For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, ‘Peace be within you”. ( Ps. 121:8) We greet you, Your Excellency, and all gathered here, in this festive season. Our purpose is to celebrate the heavenly gift of peace that ...

HIS BEATITUDE ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO HIS EXCELLENCY VICTOR YANUKOVYCH, PRESIDENT OF THE UKRAINE

1/12/2011 Jerusalem, 1 December 2011 Your Excellency, Mr. President, Esteemed Members of the Ukrainian Delegation, Your Eminences, Ladies and Gentlemen, “You have come to Jerusalem, the city of the living God.” (cf. Heb. 12:22) We are glad to welcome you to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the senior Church institution of the Holy Land, and the Mother of All the Churches. The Patriarchate ...

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS PRAY TOGETHER FOR PRESIDENT BIYA’S NEW MANDATE

05/11/2011 Elvis Teke CAMEROON AN INTER-RELIGIOUS SERVICE HAS BEEN ORGANISED IN YAOUNDE, 24 HOURS AFTER THE SWEARING-IN OF PRESIDENT PAUL BIYA FOR ANOTHER SEVEN YEAR MANDATE AT THE HELM OF THE STATE. The service that was attended by the first family was organised to place President Paul Biya’s new mandate under the protection of God almighty. The clergy, Imans, Christians ...

HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS VISITS HIS BEATITUDE

On 9th April 2009, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus,Mr Dimitri Christofias and his wife is Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, at the Patriarchal See. In a ceremony which took place in the Throne Room His Beatitude awarded the Great Cross of the Curch of the ...