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 ...

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 ...

Muslim Persecution of Christians: April 2012

Raymond Ibrahim 20/5/2012 "The police are also involved in this." "500 Muslims had gathered and were watching in amusement as the extremists chased and harassed the Christians, attempting to murder them all, for about 90 minutes." As Easter, one of the highest Christian holidays, comes in April, Christian persecution in Muslim nations—from sheer violence to oppressive laws—was rampant: In ...

Christians fear losing freedoms in Arab Spring movement

By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch, USA TODAY 1/2/2012 CAIRO – From her home in a labyrinth of stonewalled alleyways, Samia Ramsis holds a key chain bearing the face of the Virgin Mary as she sits in her yellow pajamas on the morning of Orthodox Christmas. Sunlight pours in through a window. Outside, visitors come to look upon ...

Arab spring could threaten Christians, warns archbishop of Canterbury

Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent 13/12/2011 Rowan Williams says non-Muslim communities in Middle East want to know what uprisings will mean for them The archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Arab spring could lead to increased hostility towards Christians in the Middle East, describing their position as "more vulnerable than it has been for centuries". In a House ...