Christian world

Protection of Holy Sites and Worship Places in Europe and the Middle East

In the run up to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, European churches are urging the European institutions to increase their efforts to ensure respect and protection of places of worship and holy sites, both in the EU law and in the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

These church leaders were participants of a conference organised by the Conference or European Churches and the Church of Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 9-10 November.

Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated

Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated
Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated
Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated
Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated

The Church of St. Saviour’s on Mount Zion is renovated and looks splendid. Last Saturday, October 28, Vespers were celebrated in St. Saviour’s, and the images in the church were anointed by His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem.

Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis

Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis

During the dialogue, the head of state mentioned the importance that Moldova attaches to the collaboration with the Holy See. Our country declares its adherence to the development of interreligious dialogue, strengthening partnership in the social, educational, medical and other spheres.

The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha

The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha

On Wednesday 1st November 2017, the dome of the elevated Holy Cathedral in Doha was concreted. The Holy Cathedral of St. Isaac and St. George has the architectural form of a cross-in-square Basilica with a dome, covering a total area of 634 m². The height of the dome is 17.50m., and it can accommodate 800 people.  By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the construction work is proceeding well, and by the prayers of the Saints we aim for the completion of the project within the next year.

Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral

Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral
Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches Sign Historic Agreement in Christ Church Cathedral

Yesterday evening (Thursday October 26) a historic agreement between the Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches was signed in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The ‘Dublin Agreement’ is the result of two years’ work by the Anglican Oriental–Orthodox International Commission on an agreed text on the Holy Spirit that will be linked to the mission of the Church.

State deputy calls for ban on Satanic Church of Russia

First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations Ivan Sukharev has sent a request to the Prosecutor General to take action against in the Satanic Church of the Russian Federation. According to the deputy, the organization’s activities offend the religious sensibilities of Russian citizens adhering to traditional faiths, and commits serious crimes, reports Russia Today.

Award for Charity and Leadership

Award for Charity and Leadership
Award for Charity and Leadership
Award for Charity and Leadership
Award for Charity and Leadership

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were special guests at the “Caritas in Veritate International” award ceremony where HRH Crown Princess Katherine received the Pope Francis Award for Charity & Leadership.

HRH Crown Princess Katherine has been making huge efforts for over 25 years to help Serbia and its people regardless of religion or ethnic origin, through the work of Princess Katherine Foundation in Belgrade as well as Lifeline Humanitarian Organizations in London, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Athens, whose patron she is.