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.
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.
Father David and Matushka Rozanne Rucker have been mission specialists for many years with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC), which has missionaries around the world under the umbrella of the Assembly of Bishops. Guatemala has seen an explosive growth of Orthodox Christianity among thousands of indigenous Mayans, so now the Ruckers will be going there to live, to train catechists and clergy and to help establish the first Orthodox seminary.
The remains of King Peter II, Queen Alexandra, Queen Maria and Prince Andrej were escorted from the Royal chapel to the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel, where His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral officiated the memorial service
After the service, remains of Their Majesties and His Royal Highness were escorted from the Royal Chapel of Saint Andrew the First-Called to The Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel this morning.
Humanitarian action entitled “You can as well” was held on 9 March 2013 at the Sports Center Madington in Perth. The action had a goal to collect funds for the Humanitarian organization Ana and Vlade Divac.
At this year’s 38th International Food and Beverages Exhibition in Tokyo FOODEX 2013, the Wine Cellars of Tvrdoš Monastery presented its wines. Each year 75.000 visitors visit this fair, which is among the biggest in Asia. The Winery Tvrdoš participated at the Fair upon the invitation of the Japanese Trade Organization JETRO, at the Japanese Government, and by means of the Foreign Trade Chamber of BiH.