Christian world

Churches of Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo and Alexandria to remain closed until mid-July

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church will postpone the reopening of its churches in Cairo and Alexandria until mid-July due to “high rates of infection,” as reported in an announcement, despite the government’s decision to allow today the reopening of places of worship.

UNESCO put the brakes on Erdogan: Hagia Sophia is a World Cultural Monument

The telephone communication of Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, during his stay in Paris, with the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, focused on the Greece-UNESCO cooperation, as well as on issues regarding the protection of the world’s cultural heritage.

More than 60,000 Church items stolen in occupied Cyprus, says Mayor of Lefkoniko

A church being used as a stable in Lapithos, Cyprus. Photo: romfea.grTurkish leaders are hypocritical when complaining about the alleged looting of mosques in Cyprus given that more than 60,000 Church items have been stolen from churches throughout Northern Cyprus, says Zina Alexandrou, the Mayor of Lefkoniko.

Lefkoniko is a town in the Mesaoria Plain in Northern Cyprus, which has been occupied by Turkey since 1974.

Christian Persecution at Genocidal Levels in Nigeria – Over Six Hundred Killed

Lagos-Nigeria: Radical Islamists groups like Boko Haram has been targeting Christians in large numbers. Boko haram wants to establish an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria. According to a report by over 620 Christians in Nigeria have been killed by radicals so far (2020), and around 12,000 have been killed over during the last five years. Islamic militants target Christian villages, as they find Christians as the main obstacle to their plan.

Three Christian Churches Reopen in Syrian Village

Three Christian churches, including the Orthodox Church of St. George the Victorious, have reopened in the village of Kharaba in the as-Suwayda District of the as-Suwayda Governorate in southeastern Syria for the first time since the war began, as Christian families are returning to their native village.

Cardinal Nichols calls on UK government to reopen churches

Cardinal Vincent NicholsThe Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has said that it is “now time” for the phased reopening of churches. 

Preaching at a Pentecost Sunday Mass in Westminster Cathedral, the Cardinal pointed out that churches accepted the government’s decision to close on 20 March because “the protection of life required it.”