Pope Francis, Erdogan Call For Keeping Jerusalem’s Status

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Sputniknews - 6/2/18 Pope Francis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have condemned US decision to recognize Jerusalem Israel's capital and called for keeping the city's current status, Anadolu news agency said Monday. Erdogan is on an official visit to the Vatican. He is the first Turkish president to visit the Vatican since 1959, while Pope Francis met with the Turkish president in 2014 during an ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM DECORATES MR ALEXANDROS GENNIMATAS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – 25/12/16 On Tuesday, the 7th/20th of December 2016, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, bestowed upon Mr Alexandros-Andreas Gennimatas, Consul at the Greek Embassy in Tel Aviv, the honorary distinction of Crusader of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, in recognition of his contribution to the rights and interests of ...

Egyptian Copts celebrate Easter in Jerusalem

28/3/13 CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Fifty Egyptian Coptic Christians left Cairo for Israel on Thursday to celebrate Easter in Jerusalem, an Egyptian security official said. Several flights are scheduled between Cairo and Tel Aviv to bring Christian worshipers to Jerusalem for Easter. It is the second year that Egyptian pilgrims have celebrated Easter in Jerusalem since the 1979 peace ...

In Jerusalem, the spiritual and the physical can be overwhelming

Photo by Millie Ball 10/4/2012 IF YOU GO TO JERUSALEM Arriving: Airlines fly into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, about 35 miles from Jerusalem. Hotels: Splurge hotels with a 15-minute walk of the old city include the historically important King David Hotel and the new David Citadel Hotel. Mid-priced hotels, in the same area, include the Dan Panorama, popular ...

Churches in Israel struggling to keep up with mass influx of foreign workers

By Julia Niemann 30/12/2011 While the number of Christians with roots in Israel is on the decline, temporary residents are flocking to local services in record numbers. Shifting demographics are changing the landscape of Israel's Christian communities as an influx of migrant workers poses a new set of demands for local churches. While the number of Christians with roots ...

Magical thinking on a trek to the Middle East

MICHAEL TEMCHINE / THE WASHINGTON POST ON THE COVER Tel Aviv, "the city that never sleeps," is the bustling cultural capital of a nation where the interplay between the religious and the secular, the ancient and the modern, never ceases to surprise. In this snapshot, taken with a camera phone using the Hipstamatic application, a man appears to be meditating in the city's Magen David Square.

By Tyrone Beason 25/10/2011 "I haven't come here as a pilgrim seeking salvation, but as an observer struggling to make sense of a country and a region where it feels as if anything — war, the fall of despots, visions of angels, even peace between Israelis and Palestinians — might happen." JUST STEPS inside Jerusalem's Church of the ...

Sofia to Set Example of Religious Tolerance

31/7/2011 Sofia is to become in the course of two days Mecca, Jerusalem and the Vatican at once, when high-ranking clergy from 20 countries will gather together for a joint forum. The news was reported by the Bulgarian Standard daily. The forum will be titled "Religion for People" and will discuss ways religion can serve peace and tolerance. From ...

Jaffa neighborhood named after New Testament Heroine

By Ilan Lior 17/1/2011 The Tel Aviv municipality's committee for names and commemoration on Sunday approved eight new names for city neighborhoods. The most interesting choice was the one for the area around the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine and the adjacent Russian Orthodox church in the southern part of the city. It is to be called ...