Christian world

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.

Year of the Sword: The Assyrian Christian Genocide, a History

by Joseph Yacoub
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Reviewed by Raymond Ibrahim


This important contribution to genocide studies documents how the world’s oldest Christian communities—variously referred to as Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Arameans, but best known as Assyrians—were, along with the Armenians, “victims of the [Ottoman] plan for exterminating Christianity, root and branch,” to quote Lord Bryce in 1920. In fact, as half of the Assyrian population was massacred—going from 600,000 to 300,000 in 1915-18—relative to their numbers, no other Christian group, including the Armenians, suffered as much under the Ottomans.

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & Oriental Orthodox Primates Visit His Excellency German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Excellency President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, at Bellevue Palace Residence in Berlin.

Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany

Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany
Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany
Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany
Oriental Orthodox Primates Gather in Germany

Primates of Oriental Orthodox Churches,  Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria – Primate of Coptic Church, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of the East (Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church), Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia (Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church) and Catholicos Baselios Paulose II of the East (Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) gathered in Germany.

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich

Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich
Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich
Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich
Catholicos of All Armenians Received Actor John Malkovich

On October 12, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received famous Hollywood actor, director, screenwriter and producer Mr. John Malkovich and his partner Ms. Nicoletta Peyran; who arrived in Armenia to participate the opening ceremony of the 5th Aram Khachaturian International Music Festival. They were accompanied by Mr. Armen Smbatyan, Adviser of the President of the Republic of Armenia on International Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation and Mr. Sergey Smbatyan, Conductor and artistic director of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia.

Filipinos can now read sayings of Holy Fathers in Cebuano language app

The Russian Orthodox Mission in the Philippines has developed a special app “300 Sayings of the Saints of the Orthodox Church” in the Cebuano language, spoken by about 20 million Filipinos, reports the mission’s Facebook page.