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.
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.
At the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew paid a formal visit to Lambeth Palace from November 2-4, 2015.
The occasion was in response to Archbishop Justin’s visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate last year.
Holy Lance ‘Geghard’ Brought to the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin for the Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew3. December 2015 - 12:21
On November 28, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of the Apostles St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew. By the Pontifical Encyclical of November 28, 2014 of His Holiness Karekin II, the Feast Day of the Founders of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew has been declared a pilgrimage day of the Holy Lance.
Christians in the predominantly Muslim country of Sudan continue to suffer intense persecution, with the government engaging in a systematic destruction of churches, a conservative law group has warned.
The American Center for Law and Justice said Tuesday that its contacts on the ground in Sudan have affirmed that government officials continue to order the destruction of Christian churches, further marginalizing the minority Christian population.
ISIS today released 10 Assyrians that it captured on February 23 when it attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. ISIS captured 253 in the initial attack and drove 3,000 Assyrians from their villages. Most have not returned.
Five of the ten Assyrians who were released are women.