STATEMENT OF THE INTERPARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON ORTHODOXY (I.A.O.) ON THE RECENT EVENTS OF RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE

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  April 2015 On the days of the Easter celebration humanity witnessed two more acts of religious violence and brutality. The acts of mass murder of 148 innocent Christian students, which massacred in Garissa University, and the destruction of the Christian church in the northeastern province of Chasaka in Syria. The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) as ...

UNITED NATIONS HUMANS RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS THE FIRST EVER STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

United Nations Humans Rights Council adopts the first ever statement in support of Christians in the Middle East

On March 13, 2015, the UN Human Rights Council, on the sidelines of its Session XXVII adopted a statement ‘Supporting the Human Rights of Christians and Other Communities, particularly in the Middle East’ initiated by Russia, the Vatican and Lebanon. The appearance of this statement has been dictated by the catastrophic situation of Christians in the ...

I.A.O. STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARMED ASSAULT ON THE OFFICES OF A FRENCH MAGAZINE

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I.A.O. January 2015 - Athens - Greece The statement of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) regarding the armed assault on the offices of a French magazine in PDF format Following yesterday’s armed assault on the offices of a French magazine, the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), an international organizationactive for 21 years since its foundation, consisting of ...

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 ...

STATEMENT BY COMMUNICATION SERVICE OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE’S DEPARTMENT FOR EXTERNAL CHURCH RELATIONS REGARDING THE DECISION OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND TO ALLOW WOMEN TO SERVE AS BISHOPS

18/7/14 At the session that took place on the 14th of July 2014, the General Synod of the Church of England made a decision allowing women to serve as bishops. The Communication Service of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations is authorized to make the following statement in this regard: The Russian Orthodox Church has ...

FINAL STATEMENT OF THE ANTIOCHIAN CONFERENCE

The Orthodox Patriarchate of Anthioch and All East - 29/6/14 FINAL STATEMENT OF THE ANTIOCHIAN CONFERENCE ANTIOCHIAN UNITY: DIMENSIONS AND EXIGENCIES on June 25th through 28 2014, His Beatitude John X the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, together with the Fathers of the Holy Synod, called the faithful to the Hill of Balamand for a ...

THE STATEMENT OF THE PILGRIMAGE COMMITTEE FOR THE SERVICE OF THE HOLY LIGHT

March-April 2014 On Tuesday, the 5th/18th of March 2014,  the Pilgrimage Committee of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, consisting of the Chief Dragoman, the Most Reverend Christodoulos, Metropolitan of Eleftheroupolis; the Elder Secretary-General, His Eminence Aristarchos, Archbishop of Constantina; the Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of Lydda; and the Assistant Dragoman, ...