OCP Chairman Calls for Support for Armenia and Artsakh

OCP News Service  - 6/10/2020   A statement by Mr George Joseph, Chairman of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) on the situation in Artsakh (Karabakh).  No: AR-EC-6/10/20 Dear All, Many among us would have come across the peculiar situation the people of Armenia are undergoing these days in Artsakh. Since we are maintaining close relationships with the Armenian ...

Bishop Macarie to the Romanians in Sweden: “We are a family of families”

Basilica News Agency - Ștefana Totorcea - 6/10/2020 Bishop Macarie of Northern Europe visited last weekend two Romanian parishes in the southern part of Sweden. On Friday, the hierarch officiated the Sacrament of the Holy Unction at Helsingborg, and on Saturday he celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Lund. “I feel great joy when I see the children that we ...

Greek Orthodox Church in the US Petitions UN Over the Conversion of Hagia Sophia

OCP News Service - 6/10/2020 USA: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of USA is petitioning the United Nations in response to the conversion of the iconic Hagia Sofia Orthodox Cathedral into a Mosque by the Erdogan government in Turkey. The Greek Archdiocese wants the U.N. special rapporteurs in the areas of cultural rights, minority rights, freedom of religion ...

Four Years Since the Enthronement of His Grace Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic) of Eastern America

Church of Serbia - 6/10/2020 On 25 May 2016 the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected by acclamation Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand to the Throne of Bishops of Eastern America. He was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, to his father Djuro and mother Milica (nee Svilar). His elementary ...

Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem Pray for Peace in Artsakh (Karabakh)

The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 6/10/2020 On Monday, October 5, 2020, a special service was held at the St. James Cathedral. His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, and the Brotherhood of St. James prayed for the situation in Artsakh (Karabakh). The Seminarians, and also members from the Armenian community attended ...

France’s Macron Unveils Bill to Combat ‘Islamist Separatism’

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Sputniknews -  6/10/2020 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday detailed the government’s proposed bill to fight manifestations of radical Islamism in the country, tightening control over the foreign influence on Islam and funding for mosques, and promoting the domestic training of imams. "The ambition to train and promote in France a generation of imams ...

Armenian Church Donates $500,000 in Support of Artsakh

Public Radio of Armenia - Siranush Ghazanchyan  - 6/10/2020 With the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, the Supreme Spiritual Council has allocated $500,000 from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund in support of Artsakh. On September 30, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin ...