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Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Prelates Convene Joint Prayer Service Interceding for Migrants & Refugees

November 10, 2017 Featured
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SCOOCH – 10/11/17 New York, New York – On November 8, 2017 the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America convened a joint prayer service for the United Nations community, interceding for the world’s migrants and refugees. In addition to the bishops of […]

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ADDRESS OF HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM AT THE UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS IN NEW YORK

July 30, 2017 Featured
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – July 2017 On Tuesday, 5th/18th July 2017, a conference with the title “The Role of Religious Leaders in Peace-building in the Middle East” took place at the Headquarters of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in New York, with representatives of the United Nations, Islam, Judaism and Christians, as […]

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New Documentary: Modern Christian Martyrs

May 21, 2017 Featured
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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – April- May 2017 NEW DOCUMENTARY “MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS” METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO AND GREATER CHICAGO BROADCAST MINISTERIES PRODUCE DOCUMENTARY CONCERNING ONGOING GENOCIDE OF THE CHRISTIAN MINORITY POPULATION OF SYRIA CHICAGO, IL: We have all heard about refugees in the news. We have all seen the situation in Syria in the […]

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RUSSIA, THE ROMANOVS AND THE RED CROSS: VIENNA EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS CHARITY OF ST. ELIZABETH

February 6, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 6/2/17 A new exhibition dedicated to the history of the Russian branch of the Red Cross and the role of the royal family, especially that of the Grand Duchess St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, opened Wednesday, February 1 in the Viennese offices of the United Nations. The exhibition, “Charity in History: Contribution of Grand […]

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RUSSIA’S ANTI-TERROR INITIATIVE BACKED BY ARAB COUNTRIES

February 2, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 2/2/17 Arab countries have lent their support to Russia’s call for a global anti-terror front, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi. Russian president Vladimir Putin called for an international coalition aimed at eliminating terrorism in his December 2015 state-of-the-nation […]

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Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the UNFCCC COP22 Session Marrakech, Morocco, November 7-18, 2016

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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Ecumenical Patriarchate – 5/11/16 MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the UNFCCC COP22 Session Marrakech, Morocco, November 7-18, 2016 The 22nd session of the United Nations conference of the parties on climate change is, in some ways, an occasion for celebration that the world’s nations responded to the urgent call in Paris that […]

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The Forced Conversion of Christians in Gaza

November 2, 2016 Featured News
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RaymondIbrahim – Coptic Solidarity – 2/11/16 The plight of Christian living in Gaza under the Palestinian authority continues to worsen. According to a new Arabic language report, recent years have “witnessed a critical upsurge against the Christians,” who only amount to approximately 2,500 people—surrounded by approximately 1.5 million Muslims. Local authorities have abandoned the tiny minority to […]

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PM Vucic’s Open Letter to Member States of UNESCO

October 16, 2015 Featured News

October 2015 Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic sent a letter to all UNESCO members on Sunday, in which he expressed concern over the requests for Kosovo to be granted membership in the organisation, and noted that such an appeal is unfounded from the standpoint of international law. I hereby address you regarding the issue of […]

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I.A.O. Resolution on the protection of Christians & other religious minorities in the Middle East

July 7, 2015 Featured News
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July 2015 – I.A.O. 22nd Annual Conference of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) Vienna, 27 June 2015 Also Read -22nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERPARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON ORTHODOXY (I.A.O.) Resolution on the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East a.Greatly concerned with the quick and dramatic deterioration of the security […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Condolences Letter to His Beatitude Mar Aprem Metropolitan

April 13, 2015 Featured News

 Assyrian Church of the East -13/4/15 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Condolences Letter to His Beatitude Mar Aprem Metropolitan. Source:

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Patriarch John X from the United Nations Headquarters affirms: The need for a prompt action to restore peace in Syria, and the non-selectivity when applying the principle of nations rights to self-determination

December 26, 2014 Featured News

New York – December 2014 His Beatitude John X from the United Nations Headquarters affirms: The need for a prompt action to restore peace in Syria, and the non-selectivity when applying the principle of nations rights to self-determination. His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East visited the United Nations Headquarters in […]

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Patriarch John X Visits the United Nations : Holds Press Conference

December 14, 2014 Featured News

On December 10, during his final day in the New York area, His Beatitude, John X, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, visited the United Nations and held meetings with a variety of officials. (Watch press conference here.) His first meeting was with the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Ian Eliasson. During that meeting, as […]

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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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Iraqi Christians Brave Heat to Demand Help From United Nations

July 29, 2014 Featured News

By Simon Caldwell http://www.catholictranscript.org – 29/7/14 Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants. Sahar Mansour, a Chaldean Catholic who fled Mosul, Iraq, in June, told Catholic News Service by email that she saw some of the demonstrators […]

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Holy Synod of the Assyrian Church Condemns ‘Barbaric Acts’ Against Christians in Iraq

July 28, 2014 Featured News

Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – 28/7/14 The Holy Synod of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, presided by His Holiness Mar Dinkha lV, Catholicos-Patriarch, Wishes to express its unequivocal condemnation of the terroristic and barbaric acts perpetrated against the Christians of the ancient city of Mosul (Nineveh) by […]

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UN Security Council Denounces Persecution of Iraqi Christians

July 22, 2014 Featured News

22/7/14 UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — The United Nations Security Council has denounced militant persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq, warning such actions can be considered crimes against humanity. The Islamic State, which last month declared a “caliphate” straddling large swathes of northern Iraq and Syria, has threatened a Christian presence in the region […]

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Orthodox Bishop allowed to visit northern Cyprus in exchange for a Mufti’s visit to the south of the island

October 28, 2013 Featured News

28/10/13 A Bishop of the Church of Cyprus has been allowed to venerate Relics and Shrines in that part of his Diocese which is situated in the area of the island, occupied by Turks. In 1974 Turkey encroached upon the territory of Cyprus and occupied 40 percent of the island. On October 16, Bishop Christopher of Karpasia, who for […]

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Patriarch Irinej addresses UN at the invitation of Jeremic

September 8, 2013 Featured News

8/9/13 At the initiative of the President of General Assembly of United Nations Vuk Jeremic  “High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace” to be held  today at the seat of the world organization in New York, at which one of participants will be Serbian Patriarch Irinej. This one-day event will be a opportunity for […]

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Church ready to pay up for monastery restoration

April 11, 2013 Featured News

10/4/13 THE CHURCH of Cyprus is ready to pay to restore the crumbling Apostolos Andreas monastery in the occupied Karpas peninsula, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said yesterday. The church is expected to put in the €2.5 million necessary for the first phase of a three-stage restoration process that is due to cost in total an estimated […]

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Libya: Security of Christian Communities ‘Precarious’ in Libya – Archbishop

March 17, 2013 News

15/3/13 Tripoli — Various Christian communities in Libya, as well as some Muslim groups, have been feeling increasingly under pressure from hardline Islamist groups since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011. “The level of security remains precarious for all foreigners, especially for Christians, because of the presence of some fundamentalist Islamic groups,” Giovanni […]

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