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.
As previously reported, two explosions went off in the St. Petersburg metro this afternoon, leaving at least ten dead and fifty injured. The subway system has been completely shut down. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the explosions in the St. Petersburg metro, praying for the repose of the souls of the departed, and for the healing of those left injured. “May the Lord strengthen the residents of St. Petersburg in connection with the tragedy that has befallen all of us,” reads the patriarchal condolences, as quoted by pravmir.ru.
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.
On March 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians met with Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland and Head of the Orthodox Church of Finland.
After visiting the Orthodox Church Center and Museum in the city of Kuopio, the Heads of the two Churches offered a joint prayer in the New Valaam monastery complex. Stressing the ancient origins of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the contribution made to the Christian family; Archbishop Leo stressed the importance of the creation of ideas and developments through joint and common efforts of the Armenian Apostolic and the Orthodox Church of Finland, though their warm and brotherly relations.
On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time.
On 16th May 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied byu His Eminence Narkissos Metropolitan of Accra and Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria and the Consul General of Greece in Alexandria, Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, visited Government House of the Great City of Alexandria, where he donated an elaborate bronze bust of Alexander the Great, a unique work by an artisit from Tinos, with the inxcription “Praxitelous”.