Azerbaijani Military Blocks Armenian Orthodox Faithful From Visiting Dadivank Monastery

OCP News Service - 9/7/21 Kalbajar-Azerbaijan: Since May 2, 2021, the Azerbaijani military has blocked the visits of Armenian Orthodox Faithful to Dadivank Monastery in Kalbajar District of Azerbaijan, reports Forum 18. The block is the force due to the spread of the coronavirus as per the Azeri military sources. However, Bishop, Vrtanes Abrahamia of Nagorno-Karabak ...

Treasure Hunters Damage St. Toros Armenian Church in Turkey

OCP News Service - 9/7/21 Istanbul-Turkey: Turkish treasure hunters have damaged the historic 18th-century St. Toros Armenian Church in the Kayseri area. The historic Armenian Church of St. Toros in the region has fall victim to the atrocities committed by vandals. Armenian lawmakers like Garo Paylan have questioned the inaction on the part of the Turkish minister ...

Coptic Bishop Anba Moussa Slams Female Genital Mutilation

OCP News Service - 9/7/21 Cairo-Egypt: Bishop Anba Moussa slammed the practice of female genital mutilation in his recent speech. The Bishop called the practice horrendous and stated that no religious argument can justify it. He stated that there is no single version in the Holy Bible that supports Female Genital Mutilation. The Bishops also added ...

Orthodox Clergy and Right Wing Activists Attack LGBT Offices in Georgia

OCP News Service - 9/7/21 Tiblisi-Georgia: The organisers of the Pride March in Georgia cancelled their activities as a result of attacks by Georgian Orthodox Clergy and Righ Wing Activists. According to a 24 France report, the protesters damaged the offices of several LGBT organisations in Tiblisi as well as attacked journalists. However, the organisers of ...