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54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts

54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts
54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts
54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts
54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts

On November 2, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the 54th anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scout, at the Patriarchate Headquartes in Bab Touma -Damascus.

Старешина сиријске цркве Светог Ђорђа каже да је овај светитељ спасао цркву

The Church of St. George in Izra was built in 515 on the site of a pagan sanctuary, and the saint’s relics were long preserved there, later being transferred to Palestine by English King Richard the Lionhearted, with the saint’s finger remaining in the church in Izra.

Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

Today the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted Asia Bibi of committing blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad, a crime punishable with death in the Muslim country, amid threats of nationwide paralyzing protests and “horrible” consequences to judges and army generals if the Christian mother of five was released.

Egypt issues decree to legalise conditions of 120 churches

Еgypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued on Monday a decree to legalise the conditions of 120 Churches and buildings on the condition that they meet the legal and civil protection requirements. The conditions also require that Churches settle with the state in case there was an illegal building on state land.

Blessing & Dedication of Icon at Parumala Seminary Church by Catholicos Baselious Paulose II

His Holiness Moran Mor Baselious Marthoma Paulose II – Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara presided over the blessing and dedication ceremony of the newly painted Orthodox icon at Parumala Seminary Church. The new icon is painted on the wall of the major Altar of the Parumala Seminary Chruch.

The dedication ceremony was assisted by Metropolitan Abraham Mar Ephipanios of Sultan Bathery, Metropolitan Gevarghese Mar Yulios of Ahmedabad and several priests. The icon painting project was lead by Fr. Aswin Fernandez – Executive Secretary at the Ecumenical Relations Department of the Malankara Church.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch

On October 18, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, met with the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unite, Cardinal Kurt Koch, within the framework of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church.

South Korean president to meet Pope with message from North Korea

Pope Francis will receive South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Vatican on 18 October, Greg Burke, the director of the Holy See’s Press Office said in a brief statement on Tuesday.   

He also said that the previous day, Wednesday October 17, Vatican Secretary of State, CardinalPietro Parolin will preside over a “Mass for Peace” on the Korean Peninsula in Rome’s St. Peter’s Basilica, in which President Moon will participate.