November 4, 2017 Featured
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Orthochristian.com – 4/11/17 President Vladimir Putin made an appearance at the recent 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, speaking warmly and candidly about traditional morals and faith in God with the gathered youth who were excited and grateful for his visit, Russia Feed reports. “The third very important aspect for all of us, regardless of what we […]

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Serbian Patriarch received Permanent Coordinator of UN in Serbia

April 1, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – 1/4/17 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received Mrs. Karl Rabbi Hershey, United Nations Permanent Coordinator in Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 30 March 2017. The High Representative of the United Nations Ms. Hershey expressed sincere gratitude to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church for the warm and […]

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Assyrian Organizations Submit Report on Syria to UN

October 5, 2016 Featured News

AINA- 5/10/16 (AINA) — A joint report by the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Assyrian Human Rights Network and the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) has been submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Syrian Arab Republic. This is the second UPR of Syria conducted by the UN. […]

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August 25, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 Russia protects and will protect Christians and combat Christianophobia in all international arenas, including the UN. Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry Constantine Dolgov gave this assurance today, reports Tsargrad.tv. According to him, Russia is counting on support from dozens of countries, and not only those with a predominantly […]

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His Holiness Aram I Meets with Staffan de Mistura, the UN Mediator in the Syrian Conflict

August 20, 2016 Featured News

The Armenian Orthodox Church in Lebanon – August 2016 16 August 2016. On Tuesday afternoon, in Geneva, His Holiness Aram I met Staffan de Mistura, the UN mediator, and his two assistants. Very Rev Housig Mardirossian, Director of the Ecumenical Relations Department, and Ms Teny Simonian, the Ecumenical Representative in Switzerland, also attended the meeting. […]

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Patriarch Abune Mathias Calls for Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts in Ethiopia

August 12, 2016 Featured News

MENETASNOT DESTA MELESE (Correspondent in Addis Ababa & the Chief Administrator of OCP Amharic Service) – OCP News Service – 12/8/16 Also Read Ethiopia says UN observers not needed as protests rage: Addis Ababa: His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. Tekle Haymanot and Archbishop Of Axum urged protesters […]

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Raymond Ibrahim Video Interview: “Christians Are the MOST Persecuted People on Earth”

May 20, 2016 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – May 2016 I was recently interviewed on The Rebel Media (starting around the 24:12 mark). The following introduction is from The Rebel Media’s “Cultural Wars with Tiffany Gabbay”: Christians are the MOST persecuted people on earth: These stories will SHOCK you You won’t you won’t see much mainstream media coverage or liberal celebrities raising awareness of […]

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Russian Church hopes meeting between Putin and Pope will help protect Christians in Middle East

June 9, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, June 5, Interfax – The Russian Church believes the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis may address the peacekeeping initiatives in the Middle East and the other regions, specifically, the issue of the protection of Christians. “We can expect that cooperation in this sphere between Russia and the Holy See […]

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The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief meets with His Holiness Aram I

April 15, 2015 Featured News

2 April 2015. On Thursday morning, UN Special Rapporteur, Dr Heiner Bielefeldt, met with His Holiness Aram I at the Catholicosate in Antelias. Dr. Bielefeld was on an information-gathering mission on religious tolerance in the Middle East for a report he will be presenting to the UN Human Rights Council. In their discussion, His Holiness […]

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US Ignores UN Session on Christian Genocide in Mideast

April 5, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – April 2015 As Christians and other minorities continue to be purged in the Middle East in general under the Islamic State and other jihadi organizations in particular, France sponsored an open UN Security Council meeting on March 27, to discuss “The Victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic and religious grounds in the Middle […]

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Russia affirms Protection of Christians in Middle East

March 30, 2015 Featured News

TASS – March 2015 Read full article here: Russia to firmly stand for Middle East Christians’ protection -—Russian UN envoy Moscow resolutely and consistently denounces any acts of violence against civilians, including on ethnic and religious grounds, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN says. Read full article here: Source:  

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Chaldean Patriarch Addresses UN Security Council on Persecution of Christians

March 28, 2015 Featured News

28/3/15 (AINA) — Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church of Babylon, addressed the United Nations Security Council today on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Syria. The meeting, sponsored by France, which currently holds the council chair, addressed the issue of persecution of Christians by ISIS […]

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UNHRC Conference Addresses ISIS Attacks on Assyrians & Yazidis

March 22, 2015 Featured News
Panelists at the UNHRC conference in Geneva on Assyrians and Yazidis. From left to right: Michael Youash, Ali Seydo Rosso, H.G. Mar Odisho Oraham, Sam Darmo, Mahmud K. Feisel, Al Jasdin Osman.

22/3/15 Geneva (AINA) — On Friday, March 20th the Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq brought together a robust showing of Permanent Missions to the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, including the United States, the Russian Federation, Iraq, the United Kingdom, Armenia, Ireland and Canada, among others. Numerous NGOs were also present, including the […]

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The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag Meets with His Holiness Aram I

March 8, 2015 News

8/3/15 On 5th (Thursday) morning, Sigrid Kaag, who is preparing a report on security and stability in Lebanon for the UN General Secretary and the next meeting of the Security Council, met with His Holiness Aram I in Antelias. They discussed their concerns about the situation in the country and in the region, and the […]

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UN Condemns Destruction of Nimrud Heritage Site in Northern Iraq

March 7, 2015 Featured News
The ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, which was destroyed by ISIS on March 5.

http://www.un.org – 7/3/15 “Nothing is safe from the cultural cleansing under way in the country: it targets human lives, minorities, and is marked by the systematic destruction of humanity’s ancient heritage,” Irina Bokova, Director-General at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said in a statement released today. “We cannot remain silent. The deliberate destruction […]

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UN Envoy in Solidarity Visit to Syria’s Assyrians

March 2, 2015 Featured News
United Nations (UN) special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura (R), stands next to priest Toma Asitivo Kaka during a visit to the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church to show solidarity with the Assyrian community in the Syrian capital Damascus on March 1, 2015 (AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA).

  2/3/15 DAMASCUS (AFP) — U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura paid a surprise visit Sunday to a church near war-wracked Syria’s capital in a show of solidarity with the country’s Christian minority targeted by jihadis. An AFP photographer said de Mistura traveled in a two-car U.N. convoy to a Greek Catholic church in Jaramana, southeast […]

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Paradise Lost: is Christianity Doomed in the Middle East?

January 30, 2015 Featured News
In Iraqi security officer guards a church (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

By Gerard Russell http://www.newstatesman.com – 30/1/15 The stark cliffs of the Zagros Mountains on the Iran-Iraq border, and the dusty hills and plains that lie between those mountains and the city of Mosul, might seem an unlikely location for paradise. Yet Christians living here in past centuries believed that a local river called the Great Zab […]

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Patriarch John X of Antioch Visits Kuwait : Congratulates His Highness Amir on UN honoring

January 15, 2015 Featured News

Church of Antioch – January 2015 Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch Patriarch John X Yazigi congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for naming him a “Humanitarian Leader” and Kuwait as a “Humanitarian Center” by the UN. The visiting Patriarch made this remark to the press, Wednesday, after his […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch visits UN Office in Geneva

December 10, 2014 Featured News

On the morning of Friday, December, 5, 2014, His All-Holiness visited the seat of the United Nations in Geneva, together with his entourage, where he was warmly welcomed by Michael Møller, Acting Director of the United Nations Office at Geneva as well as of the Economic Commission for Europe. Also present was Ambassador Alexandros Alexandris, […]

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Archbishop Demetrios represents His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch at UN Summit on Climate Change

October 6, 2014 News

September-October 2014 During the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, which was organized by the United Nations in association with the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace, and held at Union Theological Seminary in New York City from September 21-22, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America presented the Patriarchal Message of His All-Holiness […]

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Christians and Yazidis Seek Safe Zone in Iraq At the UN Security Council

September 6, 2014 Featured News
Assyrian refugees in Dohuk, Iraq.

September 2014 http://www.prnewswire.com In an historic visit to the United Nations Security Council and Secretariat General, the widest coalition of Iraqi Christian, Yazidi, and Middle East Christian NGOs ever assembled appealed to the international community not to allow further ethnic cleansing of minorities inside Iraq. They also warned against the uprooting of these minorities from […]

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