Serbia: Conference on Holy Mount Athos held in Belgrade

26/6/13 (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, 26 JUNE - Participants of a three-day international conference dedicated to an Orthodox spiritual center, the Holy Mount Athos, Greece, adopted a declaration pointing to the necessity of preserving the legal status of the Holy Mount and making the world familiar with its tradition. The conference, which brought together 120 speakers from ten ...

Oldest Christian Monastery at Risk

A. Papapostolou Source: ANSA 12/7/2012 The Mongolians failed to destroy it 700 years ago despite the massacre of 40 friars and 400 Christians. Yet the existence of the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world, the fifth century Mor Gabriel Monastery in the Tur Abdin plane (“the mountain of God’s servants”) near the Turkish-Syrian border, is at risk ...

Pope not planning to visit Serbia, Vatican says

TANJUG 19/4/2012 VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is not planning to visit Serbia next year for the 1,700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, Holy See Spokesman Federico Lombardi has said. The Belgrade-based Religious Information Agency (VIA) reported that Lombardi said that the contacts with the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate included Pope's possible visit to the southern Serbian ...

Serbian Orthodox Monasteries in Kosovo among 5 Mediterranean Holy Sites

10/3/2012 Serbian Orthodox Monasteries in Kosovo among 5 Mediterranean Holy Sites (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, MARCH 9 - The Serbian monasteries in Kosovo were listed among the five most important holy sites of the Mediterranean along with Jerusalem, Mt. Athos, Mecca and Vatican. The decision on importance of the Serbian monasteries in Kosovo was rendered at an EU meeting ...

Kosovo:Culture Ministry focus on heritage protection,youth

Il Museo nazionale del Kosovo a Pristina

6/12/2011 Country trying to protect 'shared heritage' with small steps. (ANSAmed) - PRISTINA,DECEMBER 6 - Protecting Kosovo's cultural heritage through urgent interventions and supporting the youth, who represent the country's future, are the two very complex missions that Kosovo's Culture, Youth and Sport Ministry under the young Memli Krasniqi seems to want to focus on despite the ...