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Pope appoints new apostolic nuncio in Serbia

Roman Catholic Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Luciano Suriani, delegate for papal diplomatic representations, as apostolic nuncio in Serbia.

H.E. Archbishop Luciano Suriani, titular Archbishop of Amiternum was born in Atessa (Chieti, Italy) on January 11, 1957. On August 5, 1981 ordained Priest.Doctor of Canon Law. Entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on June 1, 1990. Since then, he served at the Pontifical Representations in Côte d’Ivoire and in Switzerland.  From July 1995 to August 2004 served at the Section for Relations with States of the Vatican Secretariat of State and, at the end, for 4 years at the Apostolic Nunciature in Italy.

Members of the Right Sector have beaten Orthodox believers who protected their church from seizure in west Ukraine

Representatives of the radical Right Sector organization and the self-proclaimed Kiev Patriarchate have beaten Orthodox believers in the village of Ptichya, in the Rovno Region of Ukraine on Friday. They tried to seize the local church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, which belongs to the community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, the UOC press service reports.

Remarks at The ‘Christmas Experience’ at The Armenian Catholic Church in Amman to benefit the displaced community

Your Eminences, Esteemed Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Respected Leaders of NGOs in this region, Reverend Fathers, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In this season of hope as we prepare for the great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are here on this occasion to bring hope to some of the neediest in our midst. The words of the prophet Isaiah speak loudly to us:

Heads of Churches meet at The Jerisalem Patriarchate

Heads of Churches meet at The Jerisalem Patriarchate
Heads of Churches meet at The Jerisalem Patriarchate
Heads of Churches meet at The Jerisalem Patriarchate
Heads of Churches meet at The Jerisalem Patriarchate

At 11.00 am of Wednesday the 26th of November/9th of December 2015, the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem met at the Patriarchate in the context of a long-established meeting.

Peace activists from Korea visist Tje Jeruslaem Patriarchate

Peace activists from Korea visist Tje Jeruslaem Patriarchate
Peace activists from Korea visist Tje Jeruslaem Patriarchate
Peace activists from Korea visist Tje Jeruslaem Patriarchate
Peace activists from Korea visist Tje Jeruslaem Patriarchate

On Saturday, the 22nd of November/5th of December 2015, a group of peace activists led by Mr Lee Man-Hee, visited the Patriarchate. They were courteously welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers.

The Ecumenical Patriarch addresses the Oxford Union

The Ecumenical Patriarch addresses the Oxford Union
The Ecumenical Patriarch addresses the Oxford Union
The Ecumenical Patriarch addresses the Oxford Union
The Ecumenical Patriarch addresses the Oxford Union

At the invitation of the Oxford Union, His All-Holiness delivered an address to the members and guests of the Oxford Union on November 4, 2015, at the University of Oxford.

The Oxford Union is the world's oldest and most prestigious debating society, which has numbered among its renowned international speakers such dignitaries as Albert Einstein, Sir Winston Churchill, and Sen. Robert Kennedy.