Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed hope that Russia's participation in the Syrian conflict will bring peace to the region.
"The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision to use armed forces to defend the people of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. We believe this decision will bring peace and justice closer to this ancient land," the patriarch said in a statement quoted by the press service for the Synodal Information Department on Wednesday.
His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by the Reverend Protopresbyter Athinodoros Papaevripiades, Exarch of the Patriarchate of Alexandria in Cyprus, went to Erevan in Armenia from 25th to the 30th September 2015, by invitation of His Beatitude the High Catholikos Patriarch of all Armenians, Karekin II, to attend the events marking the 100th anniversary of the Genocide of the Armenians.
After one year of planning, building, equipping and hectic last-minute preparations, the Father Andres Giron Clinic in Aguacate, Guatemala began operations on August 20, 2015.
His Beatitude Daniel celebrates on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, the 8th anniversary of the enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (30 September 2007).
The Romanian Patriarch will officiate at the Divine Liturgy, from 09:30, in the Patriarchal Cathedral, assisted by hierarchs, members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, priests and deacons.
The Romanian Orthodox Community in Troy – Michigan (USA) was dressed on Saturday, 19 September 2015, in feast garments. After long efforts,St Nicholas and Pious Paraskeva Church was consecrated in Troy.
On this event, His Grace Bishop Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant bishop to the Archbishopric of Bucharest, was the delegate of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania.
Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine has appealed to the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in connection with the violent assault on Orthodox believers in the Katerinovka village of the Kremenets district of the Ternopil region, reports Pravlife.org.