Taliban Takeover May Intensify Christian Persecution in Afghanistan

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Kabul - Afghanistan: The Taliban take over of Afghan may result in severe persecution of Christians in the country. According to reports, there are several underground Churches in Afghan apart from Christian believers in every province. However, the only legally recognized Christian Center for worship is the Roman Catholic chapel at ...

Moldovan Orthodox Social-Missionary Center Continue to Reach Out to Vulnerable Children and the Elderly

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Moldova: The Social-Missionary Center "Icon of the Mother of God The Joy of All the Troubled" of the Moldovan Orthodox Church has been offering material support since the beginning of the summer to dozens of children from families in difficulty, as well as to lonely and elderly people, who are facing ...

Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia Opens New Instagram Profile

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Belgrade - Serbia: The new Instagram profile of Patriarch Porfirije Serbia was launched recently. Apart from understanding the interest of the faithful, the Patriarch wants to stay connected with the opinion of international and domestic observers regarding his ministry. According to the Patriarch, at present, social media is one of the roofs ...

All Saints Greek Orthodox Parish at Belmore to Become Covid-19 Vaccination Hub

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Belmore - Australia: Tony Burke, the Australian Shadow Industrial Relations Minister stated the All Saints Greek Orthodox Parish at Belmore will be used as a pop-up Vaccination hub, reports Greek city times. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia have confirmed the plans as well and also stated that the indoor gym of ...

Patriarch Porfirije Writes to Montenegrin PM Concerning the Agreement Between the Serbian Church and the State of Montenegro

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Belgrade Serbia: Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia Patriarch, sent a letter Mr. Zdravko Krivokapić, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, regarding the 'Fundamental Agreement between the Serbian Orthodox Church and the state of Montenegro'. The letter reads “In this matter, likewise the any other, we want to perceive, acknowledge and safeguard the interests of ...

Director Aurelian Iftimiu of Basilica.ro Received by Metropolitan-Primate Sawa of Poland

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Warsaw-Poland: Aurelian Nicolae Iftimiu, the director of Basilica.ro of the Romanian Patriarchate was received by Metropolitan-Primate Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on the 15th of August 2021. During the meeting, Metropolitan Sawa conveyed his regards and warm wishes to Patriarch Daniel of Romania. Mr. Iftimiu in return congratulated Metropolitan Sawa for ...

The Theotokos is the Greatest, and Most Majestic Ornament of the Human Race’ – Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria

OCP News Service - 16/8/21 Sofia-Bulgaria: The annual feast of Dormition of the Holy Theotokos was observed on the 15th of August, 2021. Patriarch Neophyte delivered a message on the glorious occasion. "On the day of the glorious Dormition of the Holy Mother of God, together with the whole Church, we witness the first fruit of Christ's ...