Director-General of UNESCO Urge Dialogue on the Status of Hagia Sophia Cathedral

  Twitter - 18/11/2020 Paris-France: Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO has called Turkish authorities to initiate a dialogue with UNESCO before implementing any such measures that will change the status of the Hagia Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Turkey. #HagiaSophia we call upon the Turkish authorities to initiate dialogue without delay, and avoid any implementing measure, without ...

A Plea to Save Artsakh’s Armenian Heritage

Armenian Diocese of Canada - 18/11/2020 Armenian history is marked by the endurance of faith. As members of the first Christian nation [301 A.D.], we have faced centuries of persecution and the risk of total annihilation at the hands of our hostile neighbors. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, we have seen the resurrection and revival of our people and the continuation of our sacred lineage, always remembering ...

A FINAL PILGRIMAGE TO HISTORIC CHURCHES IN KASHATAGH – ARTSAKH

TUFENKIAN FOUNDATION - 18/11/2020 YEREVAN, NOV 17, 2020.- On Tuesday, November 17, with the participation of local and international journalists, the Tufenkian Foundation organized a final pilgrimage to St Minas church and Tsitsernavank basilica in Northern Kashatagh region of Artsakh before the Kashatagh region is ceded to Azerbaijan. The group of pilgrims was led by Bishop ...

Celebrating IOCC Sunday with Gratitude in Challenging Time

IOCC - 18/11/2020 US Parishes Mark Annual IOCC Sunday ahead of Thanksgiving Day In a Challenging Year, Orthodox Humanitarianism Reason for Gratitude Baltimore, Md. (November 18, 2020) – Partnering with local clergy and volunteers, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) celebrates IOCC Sunday across the United States on November 22 this year. The mission to serve Christ by serving others is resonant ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Ecumenical Patriarch in Turkey 

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Donn George  (Editor of International Affairs) - OCP News Service - 18/11/2020 Istanbul- Turkey: Mike Pompeo, US secretary of States visited Turkey on Tuesday 17th November 2020. In his final visit to Turkey as US secretary of States, he visited His All-Holiness Barthelomious I the Patriarch of the Constantinople.  It was an exclusive private visit to the Patriarch ...

Patriarch Daniel welcomes new French Ambassador to Romania

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/11/2020 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel welcomed the new French Ambassador to Romania Laurence Auer at his patriarchal residence on Monday, November 16, 2020. The Patriarch of Romania wished success to Mrs Laurence Auer at the beginning of her diplomatic mission in our country and appreciated Her Excellency’s rich diplomatic, cultural and ...

New church to be built in Căușeni in honour of Holy Brâncoveanu Martyrs

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/11/2020 The Bishop of Southern Bessarabia laid the foundation stone for a new church in honour of the Holy Brâncoveanu Martyrs in Căușeni, Republic of Moldova, during a ceremony held Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Orthodox parish operates in a temporary place of worship, a chapel built in 2014. This is currently ...

2020 Romfilatelia Christmas stamps show National Cathedral mosaic of Virgin Mary

Basilica News Agency - Aurelian Iftimiu - 18/11/2020 Two special stamps have been issued by Romfilatelia for Christmas this year, with the designs telling the story of the Annunciation of the Theotokos and the Nativity of the Lord through mosaic icons. The stamps see Virgin Mary receiving the good news of Christ’s incarnation from the Archangel Gabriel and Mary ...