Christian world

Orthodoxy has become second biggest religion in Monaco

The Western European city-state of Monaco is overwhelmingly Christian, with 83.2% of the population confessing some form of Christianity according to 2012 statistics. Of this group, the vast majority identifies with Catholicism, the official religion of Monaco.  While the city-state remains strongly Catholic, Hello Monaco reports that Orthodoxy has become the second biggest religion there, overtaking Protestantism, which was the second largest according to Monacos’ 2012 International Religious Freedom Report.

The Duke of Cambridge visits The All-Holy Shrines

On Thursday morning, June 15/28, 2018, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, firstborn son of Prince Charles of Wales and of Princess Diana, and Grandson of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth, visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre while on a trip to the State of Israel and the State of Palestine. His Royal Highness was escorted by the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Most Reverend Souhel Dawani, members of the Consulate of Great Britain in Jerusalem and of the Israeli Police force.

The Alexandrian Primate in Bari, Italy

The Alexandrian Primate in Bari, Italy
The Alexandrian Primate in Bari, Italy
The Alexandrian Primate in Bari, Italy
The Alexandrian Primate in Bari, Italy

On 7th July 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, following an invitation from His Holiness Francis, Pope of Rome, arrived in Bari, in Italy, to participate in the “day of prayer” for the Middle East. Bari in Italy is considered to be the gateway of the East and has St Nicholas as its Patron Saint.

Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy

Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy
Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy
Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy
Prayer Meeting for Peace in the Middle East – Bari, Italy

On July 7th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the Prayer Meeting hosted by His Holiness Pope Francis in the city of Bari – Italy, along with the Heads of Middle Eastern Churches.

Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh
Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh
Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh
Official Inauguration of the New Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence – Atchaneh

In the presence of His Excellency General Michel Aoun, President of the Lebanese Republic, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, their Holinesses Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches: Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Virgin Mary Church.

Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights Issues Report on Christian Persecution in Syria

The report documents the suffering of Christians in Syria, who over the course of seven years have been the innocent victims of a conflict that became a proxy war for global and regional powers. The report focuses on crimes and acts of brutality against Christian clerics from all Christians denominations in Syria, acts which were committed by unidentified persons.

Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh
Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh
Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh
Twelfth Meeting of the Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East – Atchaneh

On June 21st 2018, Heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches in the Middle East: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, and His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, held their twelfth meeting at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfayya – Lebanon.