Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Morocco in early 2019, visiting the cities of Rabat and Casablanca. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, announced on Tuesday that Pope Francis will visit Morocco from the 30th to the 31st of March 2019. During this two-day Apostolic Journey, he will visit the cities of Rabat and Casablanca.

Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated
Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated
Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated
Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – (Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St.Peter in Antioch and All-East & Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) inaugurated the Antioch Syrian University (ASU). The opening ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Atef Al-Naddaf, Minister of Higher Education in Syria, Christian Prelates, students and a large number of faithful at Maarat Saydnaya.

A New Book from St. Herman Press

Elder Arsenie (Papacioc) of Romania (1914–2011) was a witness of the eternal truth of Christ, given by God to contemporary man. A man of deep prayer, he also possessed experiential knowledge of the ways of the world. Before going to the monastery, he had been a gifted athlete, a talented sculptor, a soldier, a mayor, and a prisoner of the Romanian Communist regime. Prison became a spiritual academy for him, and after his release he dedicated his life to God as a monastic. For the next six decades he would labor as a monk—in prison and out of prison. He became a beloved spiritual father, counseling the nuns of the Techirghiol Monastery and the multitude of faithful who flocked to his monastic cell. Drawing on his knowledge of the spiritual life and the workings of the world, he was able to guide people to a life in Christ, marked by activity, not philosophizing and speculation.

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.

“United Against Hate” - Religious Leaders in Solidarity with Pittsburgh

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America, among other Orthodox hierarchs and clergy, together with other distinguished religious leaders in the Park East Synagogue, in a memorial event titled “United Against Hate,” an inter-religious gathering of Leaders in solidarity with Pittsburgh and the victims of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.