Christian world

Address by Patriarch Bartholomew at the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, Istanbul, April 4-6, 2017

Your Excellencies, Dear friend, Mr. Akkan Suver, Distinguished participants,

It is an honor once again to be invited to address this gathering of the Eurasian Economic Summit, organized for the 20th time here in Istanbul for high-level dignitaries and policy-makers to consider the relationship between international economy and global security in our troubled age. We wholeheartedly congratulate the Marmara Foundation for having the courage and vision to establish this groundbreaking initiative, which has played a crucial role in assembling so many world leaders on such compelling challenges of our time.

Visit to His Beatitude Patriarch John X

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited His Beatitude Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X at his residence in Balamand. His Holiness wished His Beatitude a good health and recovery. He also presented his condolences in the name of the Syriac Orthodox Church to His Beatitude and the sister Greek Orthodox Church for the passing away of Metropolitan Elia Saliba of blessed memory.

Session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations

Session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations
Session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations
Session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations
Session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations

On 30 March 2017, a session of the Presidential Council for Coordination with Religious Organizations chaired by Mr. Anton Vaino, head of the Presidential Administration, was held in the Kremlin.

His Beatitude John X visits His Eminence archbishop Elie Saliba

His Beatitude John X visits His Eminence archbishop Elie Saliba
His Beatitude John X visits His Eminence archbishop Elie Saliba
His Beatitude John X visits His Eminence archbishop Elie Saliba
His Beatitude John X visits His Eminence archbishop Elie Saliba

His Beatitude John X visits His Eminence archbishop Elie Saliba (of Hama archdiocese and dependencies) at the bishopric of the archdiocese.

The Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic visits His Beatitude Patriarch John X at the patriarchate

The Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic visits His Beatitude Patriarch John X at the patriarchate
The Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic visits His Beatitude Patriarch John X at the patriarchate
The Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic visits His Beatitude Patriarch John X at the patriarchate
The Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic visits His Beatitude Patriarch John X at the patriarchate

The visit paid by His Excellency the Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Mr. Ahmad Badr Aldeen Hassoun to His Beatitude John X, at the patriarchal center, Damascus.

36th Anniversary of the Christian Education Center in Damascus

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II attended the celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Christian Education Center in Damascus. The celebration was held at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. The celebration included a short overview spanning the years of ministry and service that the Center has offered since its establishment in 1981, as well as the current activities that they are continuously offering despite the crisis in Syria. The event included hymns chanted by the young members of the Center as well as meditations on Faith, Work and Love, which is the motto of the center.