Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

On April 9, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met His Majesty King Abdullah II, King of Jordan, at the Royal Palace in Amman.

He was accompanied by their Eminences Mor Selwanos Boutros Al-Nemeh, Archbishop of Homs, Hama, Tartous and Environs, Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Al-Jazeerah and Euphrates, as well as Very Rev. Raban Gabriel Dahho, Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, Jordan, and the Holy Lands, and Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director.

Malankara Church Faithful Celebrates the Catholicate Day

The faithful of the ancient Orthodox Church of Malankara celebrates the Catholicate day on the sixth Sunday of the great and Holy Lent (7/4/2019). The celebration begins by hosting the Catholicate flag followed by the Divine Liturgy. At the end of the Liturgy, the priest will make the congregation to repeat the Catholicate Pledge followed by the Catholicate anthem.

Nearly 2 million attend March for Life in Argentina

Nearly two million people marched on Saturday in Pope Francis’s native land of Argentina in pro-life demonstrations dedicated to defending the life of the unborn, and offering solutions to mothers in crisis pregnancies, Crux Now reports.

Although Catholic bishops, evangelical pastors, and Jewish and Islamic leaders participated, they were not involved in the organization of the event, which took place in more than 200 locations across the country.

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin Visits the Baptismal Site at Jordan River

On Tuesday, March 19, His Excellency Mr. Reuven Rivlin, the President of the State of Israel met with the Heads of Churches, visiting the Baptismal Site Qasr Al-Yehud at the Jordan River near Jericho.

Erdoğan: Agia Sophia will never be a church as long as there is Turkish people

Agia Sophia, the ancient Christian cathedral in Istanbul, will never become a church again, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said recently in an angry commentary on the deadly New Zealand mosque shootings, reports Romfea.

The shooter’s manifesto targets Turks and Erdoğan specifically, reports Egypt Today. “We are coming for Constantinople and we will destroy every mosque and minaret in the city. The Hagia Sophia will be free of minarets and Constantinople will be rightfully christian [sic] owned once more,” the text reads.