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Islamic State Bombs Christian Convent in Iraq

The Islamic State reportedly detonated the convent belonging to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena on the morning of November 5. The explosion of the convent caused considerable damage to adjacent buildings.

The Islamic State reportedly detonated the convent belonging to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena on the morning of November 5. The explosion of the convent caused considerable damage to adjacent buildings.

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II calls US & Western Powers to Stop Financing Terrorist

According to the TASS News Agency, His Holiness Igantius Aphrem II- Patriarch of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Oriental Orthodox Communion) has called USA and other Western powers to stop financing terrorist and militant groups in Syria.

“We ask the United States and other nations to stop financing terrorist and extremist groups. Consolidated effort is needed to bring the situation back to normal. We urge all parties to make efforts for a peaceful resolution of the crisis,” the patriarch told the news conference in Moscow. He also said that “big role of external forces that foment the crisis, so we ask to stop financing those who direct their weapons against the Syrian people.”

Armenian Patriarch Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi

Armenian Patriarch Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi
Armenian Patriarch Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi
Armenian Patriarch Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi
Armenian Patriarch Karekin II Re-Consecrates the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi

On October 31, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and with the attendance of the President of Armenia, Mr. Serzh Sargsyan; the re-consecration service of the St. Gevorg Cathedral of Tbilisi, Georgia, was offered.

'Ancient Greek citadel' discovered under Jerusalem car park

  Israel's antiquities body claimed Tuesday to have solved "one of Jerusalem's greatest archaeological mysteries" by unearthing an ancient Greek citadel -- the Acra -- buried under a car park.

St George Assyrian Church Reopened in the Baghdad Suburb of Dora

St George Assyrian Church Reopened in the Baghdad Suburb of Dora
St George Assyrian Church Reopened in the Baghdad Suburb of Dora
St George Assyrian Church Reopened in the Baghdad Suburb of Dora
St George Assyrian Church Reopened in the Baghdad Suburb of Dora

Iraq: After being bombed and destroyed by terrorists following the commencement of the 2003 war in Iraq, St George’s Church of the Assyrian Church of the East in the Baghdad suburb of Dora has risen once more.

Consecration of the Holy Virgin Mary Armenian Church of Sweden

  On October 24, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch Catholicos of All Armenians; His Grace Bishop Hovnan Hakobyan, Grand Sacristan of the Mother See, presided over the consecration service of the Holy Virgin Mary Armenian Church in Sodertalje, Sweden.