Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement on recent tragic events in Charlottesville – VA

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] - 17/8/17 A statement on the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, VA was issued and signed by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America on August 16, 2017. The complete text of the statement appears below and in PDF format Statement of the Holy Synod of Bishops ...

COPTIC POPE WARNS OF CHRISTIAN PULLOUT FROM GOVERNMENT

MICHAEL CARL 15/11/2012 Newly selected Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II is warning that he will pull the Christian delegates from the Egyptian Constituent Assembly if a religious freedom article in the nation’s draft constitution is compromised. Tawadros, who recently was chosen as the deceased Pope Shenouda III’s successor, says Christians will stand firm on Article 2.  And he’s warning other Egyptians ...

Damascus car bomb kills 13 in Christian quarter of old city

MICHAEL JANSEN 22/10/2012 A CAR bomb has killed 13 people and injured 29 near a police station in the Christian St Thomas’s Gate quarter of Damascus’s old city. The blast occurred as UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed a ceasefire yesterday with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, the first bombing ...

Bombings kill 30 in Syria as Christian districts targeted

One of the buildings damaged by the explosion (Photo distributed by SANA)

MICHAEL JANSEN 19/3/2012 A CAR bomber yesterday targeted a security headquarters in a Christian district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing three and wounding 30. The explosion, the second in the city since unrest began, occurred at a time when the area is usually thronged with people on the first working day of the week. On Saturday, ...

Coptic church slams attacks on Christians

By MAGGIE MICHAEL The Associated Press 11/10/2011 CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Coptic church blasted authorities Monday for allowing repeated attacks on Christians with impunity as the death toll from a night of rioting rose to 26, most of them Christians who were trying to stage a peaceful protest in Cairo over an attack on a church. The spiritual ...

Egypt Coptic church decries attacks on Christians

By MAGGIE MICHAEL The Associated Press 10/10/2011 CAIRO — Egypt's Coptic church blasted authorities Monday for allowing repeated attacks on Christians with impunity as the death toll from a night of rioting rose to 26, most of them Christians who were trying to stage a peaceful protest in Cairo over an attack on a church. The spiritual leader ...

Greek prelate: We sinned on debt, but who’s without sin?

Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki

MICHAEL BABAD Globe and Mail Update 23/6/2011 Let he who is without sin ... European leaders are meeting in Brussels today in a continuing quest to contain the Greek debt crisis, but a well known and outspoken Greek Orthodox bishop is taking a different approach. Bishop Anthimos of Thessaloniki read a prayer on television yesterday, Agence France-Presse reports, noting that ...