Ankara upset at Vatican for Pope's remarks on mass killings of Armenians

Turkey has reacted angrily to the Vatican following a statement from Pope Francis describing the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the twentieth century” during a meeting with a delegation led by Nerses Bedros XIX, Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics on June 3.

Russian Patriarch venerates shrines at the Monastery of Vatopedi

From the old Xilourgou hermitage His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and his party went to the St. Andrew Hermitage, where they were welcomed by the head of the hermitage, Archimandrite Ephrem, the brethren and the teachers and pupils of the Athoniada school functioning within the schete.

Return of church property confiscated by communists to begin in the Czech Republic

Return of property confiscated in the past by the communist authorities to churches will begin in the Czech Republic, reports Sedmitza.ru. The law on this issue was passed by the Czech Parliament, but left-wing parties have appealed to the Constitutional Court asking to cancel it, because in their opinion, it was not fair.

Patriarch Kirill says prayer for the dead at the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos

On June 4, 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said the lity for the dead brethren of the Monastery of St. Panteleimon.

Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery

Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery
Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery
Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery
Eminent Byzantinologists in Decani monastery

In the monastery of Decani and in  Prizren a conference of a group of Byzantinologists on preserving art and cultural heritage on Kosovo and Metohija took place on May 30 and 31, 2013. Besides issues concerning the protection of cultural and spiritual heritage, improvement of the dialogue among members of various religions and confessions, as well as the dialogue and contacts between Eastern and Western Christians arts was also discussed.