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  • 4 April 2011, 13:48 | UGCC | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav met by Cardinal Leonardo Sandri in Rome

    The prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, passed to Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) the original letter from Pope Benedict XVI, by which the pope on March 25, 2011, approved the election of the new supreme archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC). The letter was presented on April 3, after the Hierarchical Liturgy of the newly elected head of the UGCC in the St. Sophia Church in Rome.

  • 28 March 2011, 14:23 | Orthodox | 

    Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem Visits Kyiv

    The head of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church, Patriarch Theophilus III, arrived in Kyiv on March 27.

  • 17 March 2011, 10:19 | World news | 

    Pope sends $100,000 to Japan

    Pope Benedict XVI sent a donation of $100,000 to the Bishops’ Conference of Japan to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on March 11.

  • 15 March 2011, 14:57 | World news | 

    Maronite Church elected new Patriarch

    Maronite Church elected Beshara al-Rai on Tuesday as its new patriarch and head of the country’s largest Christian community. Rai, 71, takes office as politicians struggle to form a government after Sunni politician Saad al-Hariri’s administration was toppled by the Shia Muslim Hezbollah movement and its political allies.

  • 12 March 2011, 17:36 | World news | 

    IOCC Stands Ready to Offer Aid Following Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

    International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has assembled its emergency response personnel to assess the humanitarian needs and possible response to a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan on March 11.

  • 10 March 2011, 16:49 | World news | 

    Russian Orthodox Church Supports Gaddafi

    Protopriest Vsevolod Chaplin, who is known for his scandalous initiatives, stated that the authorities have a right to suppress mutinies by force.

  • 29 December 2010, 11:49 | World news | 

    Patriarch Ilia is Named 'Person of the Year' in Georgia

    Catholicos and Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia is recognized as Person of the Year in the republic, according to the Kviris Palitra weekly.

  • 4 November 2010, 13:52 | World news | 

    Woman of Ukrainian Origin Appointed Rabbi in Germany

    For the first time in Germany since 1935, a woman has become a rabbi, the BBC reported.

  • 28 September 2010, 11:05 | World news | 

    Georgian Patriarch criticizes Russian Patriarch for South Ossetia message

    The spiritual leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church has sent a letter to Russian Patriarch Kirill expressing concern over a message sent by the Russian Patriarch to the South Ossetian leader.

  • 2 September 2010, 12:45 | World news | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew: All-Orthodox Council Will Be Held Soon

    Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople expressed confidence that the long-expected All-Orthodox Council will be held soon. According to him, in the beginning of 2011, the penultimate meeting of the preparatory committee will probably be held in the patriarchal center of the Constantinople Patriarchate in Geneva.

  • 22 July 2010, 12:42 | Christians of Evangelical Faith | 

    Bishop killed in Dagestan (Russia)

    Russian Pentecostal Church Bishop killed on July 15th in Makhachkala (Dagestan, Russian Federation).

  • 4 May 2010, 13:49 | World news | 

    European Council of Religious Leaders Annual Meeting Addresses Justice, Equality and Sharing

    The European Council of Religious Leaders - Religions for Peace annual meeting opened in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday 26 April 2010.

  • 27 April 2010, 15:22 | World news | 

    Pope to Create Vatican Department for 'New Evangelization'

    Pope Benedict XVI is planning to create a Roman Curia department charged with overseeing the "re-evangelization" of traditionally Christian countries.

  • 24 December 2009, 15:28 | World news | 

    World Jewish Congress Chides Vatican Over Pius XII

    The World Jewish Congress (WJC) on 21 December criticised Pope Benedict XVI's decision to pave the way for the beatification of his controversial WWII predecessor Pius XII.

  • 22 December 2009, 13:06 | World news | 

    Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission Completes its Work

    The Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission, meeting in Chambesy, Switzerland, completed its work on December 16, 2009. Its task was to elaborate the agenda of a Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.

  • 21 December 2009, 15:06 | World news | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew Feels Crucified in Turkey

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew feels "crucified" living in Turkey under a government he says would like to see his nearly 2,000-year-old Patriarchate die out.

  • 21 December 2009, 09:50 | World news | 

    Pope John Paul II and Pius XII Moved Closer to Sainthood

    Pope Benedict has moved two of his predecessors, Pius XII, and John Paul II, closer to Roman Catholic sainthood.