Al Jazeera, France 24 Features the Armenian Church in Bangladesh and Its Hindu Caretaker

OCP News Service - 23/6/21 Global: Al Jazeera has published an article titled 'In Bangladesh’s empty Armenian church, a lone Hindu worshipper'. Meanwhile, France 24 has featured the same church in an article titled 'One God': Empty Armenian church's last worshipper in Bangladesh'. Both news channels have shed light on the life of Shankar Ghosh who ...

WHY DO THEY HATE RUSSIA? The West is guilty of the same crimes it accuses Russia of committing

Al Jazeera By Vladimir Golstein - July 2014 Russia is not a superpower. Its population was shrinking, and so is its military, political, and economic might. Yes, Russians have their oil money to organise Olympics or buy fancy flats in London, but Russia itself is a far cry from the big nasty "bear" that was invading ...

Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate: ” No news of the 13 Ma’aloula nuns, we do not trust the video”

16/12/13 According to video released by Al-Jazeera the women religious held in Yabrud were to be released on December 9. The Greek -Orthodox Patriarchate "concerned" about their condition. Ongoing intense fighting in the area between the army and Islamist insurgents. Two Spanish journalists in Syria to a report on the anti- Assad revolution held captive by ...

Observations on the Egypt crisis by Abba Seraphim

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim - Primate of the British Orthodox Church

August 2013 The British Orthodox Church - Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Events in Egypt over the past few days have both shocked and saddened, and as reports of continuing incidents and civil disturbance increase we pray fervently that peace and security may return to that land. Revolutions are destabilising events and come in many shapes and sizes. The Egyptian ...

Remaining Syrian Christians fear chaos

Zeina Khodr - 26/3/13 In town of Yacoubiyah, from which  many of the community have fled, the main fear is lack of authority on the   ground. More than a million people have left Syria to escape what is now more than two years of fighting. In the Christian village of Yacoubiyah, many say their families have fled ...

Islamists force 50,000 Christians to flee from Syrian city of Homs

Damascus: April 16, 2012. (PCP) The Syrian Orthodox Church, which represents over half of Syrian Christians, issued a statement saying revolutionary fighters had expelled some 50,000 Christians from the embattled city of Homs. That figure is estimated to account for about 90 percent of the Christian community there. Hundreds more — including women and children ...

Syria’s Christians stand by Assad

A Syrian woman presents a national flag to Syria's Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun during the divine liturgy held at a Greek Orthodox church in Damascus on January 9, 2012. (Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

7/2/2012 This story originally appeared on Global Post. DAMASCUS, Syria -- As the announcement was made Saturday evening that Russia and China had vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the actions of the Syrian regime, some Christians inside the country celebrated. One man from the western Syrian town of Qatana called his relatives to say "mabrook," ...

Is liberalism killing the copts?

Marc Michael 18/11/2011 One consequence of neo-liberal policies under Mubarak lead to religious ghettoisation of Egypt says author. Cambridge, United Kingdom - On 'bloody' Sunday October 9th, about 20 Copts were crushed flat on the pavement by berserk military police and their armoured vehicles, seven shot dead, and 300 wounded in a bleak and larger-than-life take on Grand ...

For Syria’s minorities, Assad is Security

Alawites are Syria's largest religious minority followed by the Christian, Druze, and Jewish communities [GALLO/GETTY]

Majid Rafizadeh 16/9/2011 In order for minority groups, including Alawis, to join Syria's uprising, they need assurance of post-Assad protection. When I asked a Greek-Orthodox Christian Syrian man in Bab-Toma, Damascus, if he agreed with Assad's socio-political policies he responded that he did not support Assad's oppressive security apparatus, but under his rule he and his family were ...