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Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland

Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland
Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland
Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland
Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of Armenia Meets Archbishop Leo of Karelia & all Finland

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.

Ancient palace of Biblical King Sennacherib found under ISIS-destroyed Tomb of Jonah

In July 2014, Islamic terrorists destroyed what both Christians and Muslims believe to have been the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah in Mosul, Iraq. Not content to simply destroy a sacred spot, the ISIS militants then began to dig tunnels under the tomb, seeking for artifacts to plunder. In doing so, archaeologists believe they stumbled upon an ancient palace belonging to the Biblical King Sennacherib, reports The Telegraph.

Egyptian President Orders Gov't to Rehouse Christians Fleeing Sinai Violence

During a meeting with senior government officials, the president also told the heads of Egyptian security services to "fight back against attempts to undermine stability in Egypt and to thwart plans by radical groups to intimidate the citizens of the country," according to the office's statement issued on Saturday. Earlier this week, Egyptian media reported that at least 38 Christian families had fled Sinai due to increasing attacks by extremists. The families have been relocated to the neighboring Ismailia province and are being provided help by the Coptic church and the government.

Modern Slavery - A Joint Declaration

Following up on a conversation between His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury during the patriarch’s visit to Lambeth Palace in November 2015, the Forum on Modern Slavery was held February 6-7 in Constantinople.

According to the site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the forum brought together distinguished scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the negative phenomenon of modern slavery and the Church’s role in protecting human rights and dignity.

Christians beginning to return to Mosul

Christian refugees from Mosul who now live in camps in Levo Iraq hold a prayer session for the thousands of fellow Christians who have had to flee Mosul from the terror group the Islamic State. The UN estimates that 50,000 Christians are now internally displaced.

OCP Secretariat Declares Support for Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East

“We pray for Your Holiness’ ministry from the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch, and for your health and longevity to serve the Lord and His people with apostolic zeal. May we also be blessed! May your prayers be a fortress for us!” – Rt. Rev. Chorbishop Dr Kyriakose Thottupuram of Chicago (Chancellor of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE).