YOUNG MAN WHO CALLED FOR KILLING OF CHRISTIANS DETAINED IN BELGIUM

Pravoslavie.ru - August 2016 Belgian police have detained a young man who called for the killing of Christians. The youth will face criminal charges reports RIA-Novosti with reference to the RTL French television and radio broadcasting company. Early in August a video appeared on the internet in which a young man was strolling about the streets of Verviers, ...

Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Tunisian City of Bizerte

October 2014 With the blessing of His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodore II, Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Tunisian city of Bizerte, in a region with the largest concentration of radical Islamists. This took place last Sunday, reports Romfea. The small Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky was built in the ...

Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions

By Jamie Dettmer - 20/11/13 Running from assault, abduction, and assassination at the hands of jihadists and FSA rebels, Syria’s ancient Christian community fears a religious pogrom is set to erupt. Traumatized by what they have endured inside Syria and fearful for their future, Christians fleeing the 32-month-long civil war say the persecution of Christians is worsening ...

Christians affected by Syrian conflict

18/6/13 (Vatican Radio) Syrian activists say at least 20 soldiers were wounded or killed on Sunday evening when a checkpoint near a Damascus airport was struck by a car bomb. The airport is located in the capital city’s Mezzeh district and is used by Syria's elite Republican Guards, Special Forces and Air Force Intelligence. The compound also serves ...

Syria’s Greek patriarch opposes foreign intervention

3/3/2012 The leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in Syria opposes any foreign intervention in the country, saying it would be harmful to both Christians and Muslims, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Ignatius IV Hazim, patriarch of Antioch and All the East, said "the harmful effects of any foreign intervention in our affairs would touch Christians and Muslims ...

For Syria’s minorities, Assad is Security

Alawites are Syria's largest religious minority followed by the Christian, Druze, and Jewish communities [GALLO/GETTY]

Majid Rafizadeh 16/9/2011 In order for minority groups, including Alawis, to join Syria's uprising, they need assurance of post-Assad protection. When I asked a Greek-Orthodox Christian Syrian man in Bab-Toma, Damascus, if he agreed with Assad's socio-political policies he responded that he did not support Assad's oppressive security apparatus, but under his rule he and his family were ...

Cairo: Muslims and Christians clash in Imbaba

8/5/2011 BBC At least five people have been killed and dozens more wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egyptian officials say. The clashes - in the suburb of Imbaba - came after Muslims attacked a church to free a Christian woman, witnesses said. They alleged she was being held against her will because she wanted to ...

Coptic Pope suggests addition to Constitution

Emad Khalil 21/03/2011 The head of the Egyptian Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, suggested an addition to Article 2 of the Constitution, which stipulates Islamic law as the main source of Egypt's legislation. Shenouda asked the deputy prime minister, Yehia al-Gamal, to add a clause to the article for other non-Muslim denominations. His request came during ...

Source: Church rejects proposed Constitutional Amendments

15/03/2011 Egypt's Orthodox Church rejects the proposed constitutional amendments which will undergo a referendum on Saturday 19 March, a church source said on Tuesday. The source, who requested anonymity, said the church believes Egypt needs a new constitution that imposes a civilian model and emphasizes equality and citizenship. The same source said the church will not urge ...