The largest Monastery library in the world which is situated in the Austrian Admont Abbey is inviting people to attend a series of events named "A night in the library". The organizers are offering eight meetings in July and August and the participants of the meetings will be able to familiarize themselves with the library's history and its richest collection.
In Syrian region of Idlib, southeast of Aleppo, on Sunday armed rebels killed Catholic monk. This was confirmed by sources among Jerusalemite Franciscans. During an attack of the rebels on one Christian village a 59-old Syrian hermit was killed. The monastery itself was robbed. One other priest and a nun from the same place left the village unharmed. All other Christian also left this place.
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.