Islamic Jihadists Wipe Out Male Christians in Two Niger Towns, Displaces 1.6 Million People in Burkina Faso

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 West Africa: Radical Islamic Jihadists in Niger has attacked and murdered male Christians in Fantio and Dolbel, two towns in the Tillabéri region in the southwest of Niger Republic. Women and children who have survived the attacks have fled the region to Burkina Faso. The Jihadists have desecrated the sacraments by ...

Indian PM Narendra Modi Comments on the Uncovering of the Relics of Orthodox Saint Queen Ketevan of Georgia

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 New Delhi- India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India briefed how the Indian researchers and scientists uncovered the relics of the 16th-century Saint Georgian queen, Ketevan the Martyr from the Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Goa. She is canonised by the Georgina Orthodox Church. "India handed over the holy relic or ...

Syriac Orthodox Church Opens New Center (Factury) for the Production of Artificial Prostheses

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 Damascus-Syria: Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II on July 13, 2021, opened the new Al-Nehmeh Center for the production of artificial prostheses. The centre is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs. Governor Bassam of Homs,  General Abdo Karam, the Head of the Police force of Homs, Archbishop Timotheos Matta ...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church to Skip the Visit of Ecumenical Patriarch

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 Kyiv-Ukraine: Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary, the Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), stated that there would be no representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at events attended by Patriarch Bartholomew. "We do not yet have an official program of the Turkish guest's stay (in Ukraine). But what we ...

Over 35000 Faithful Attend the 1033rd Anniversary Celebration of the Baptism of Russia

OCP News Service - 29/7/21 Kyiv-Russia: Over 35000 Faithful took part in the 1033rd Anniversary celebration of the Baptism of Russia (Kievan Rus'). Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine together with representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches, the episcopate and the clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church led the Great Procession in the city of ...