Turkey Probes Plot To Kill Patriarch Bartholomew
An alleged plan to assassinate Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Bartholomew is being investigated by an Ankara public prosecutor, private broadcaster NTV reported on May 10.
The investigation was la...
Two Kidnapped Orthodox Bishops Missing In Syria
Reports that two Syrian Bishops kidnapped by gunmen on April 22 had been freed were incorrect, church sources in Damascus and Aleppo said, adding to worries about their fate.
A source at the Syriac O...
Kerry Asks Turkey To Re-Open Halki Seminary
CONSTANTINOPLE - US Secretary of State John Kerry, picking up where his predecessor Hillary Clinton and others left off, has urged Turkey to re-open Orthodox clergy schools near this city that autho...
Bartholomew Unhappy With Demetrios Over Cavafy Event
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, speaking from Constantinople, expressed for the first time disappointment toward Archbishop Demetrios of America for not responding to a Patriarchal invitation to sen...
- Theodore Kalmoukos
- April 14, 2013
Egypt's Christians anxious, anticipate troubles
MAGGIE MICHAEL,Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) — Christians gathered Friday in front of a Cairo cathedral holding signs denouncing a film that mocked the Prophet Muhammad amid fears that Muslims will tak...
Cyprus' Orthodox Church feels cash crunch
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church said Tuesday that senior clergy and staff earning over €2,000 ($2,460) a month are in for salary cuts as the island nation's ongo...
- The Associated Press
- August 21, 2012
Palestinians: UN heritage nod is political victory
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians on Friday persuaded the U.N. cultural agency to list the Church of the Nativity — the place where Christians believe Jesus was born — as an endangered Worl...
Palestinians in last push for UN nod for Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians on Wednesday made a final push to have UNESCO recognize the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-controlled West Bank as an endangered World ...
- The Associated Press
- June 27, 2012
Palestinians push Nativity church as Heritage site
PARIS (AP) — The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is becoming the church of contention, with a bid by the Palestinians to use their position as the newest members of the U.N.'s cultural arm to obta...
Russian Patriarch in Cyprus on official visit
Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russians arrives in Cyprus today at the invitation of the primate of the Church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos. He will be accompanied by clerics and...
- Cyprus News Agency
- June 08, 2012
Revered Jerusalem church comes alive at night
DANIELA BERRETTA,Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — After the last tourists leave the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City at nightfall, a little-known but centuries-old tradition ...
Crisis proves a curse for Greece's Orthodox Church
(Reuters) - Close links between the Greek state and the Orthodox Church are turning from a blessing for the clergy into a curse as the debt-laden government struggles to fund the ancient institution, ...
- Harry Papachristou
- April 21, 2012
Pilgrims Gather in Jerusalem for Holy Fire Ritual
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christians lit candles and torches from a flame that emerged from the tomb of Jesus in a Jerusalem church Saturday as they conducted an ancient fire ritual that celebrate...
- The Associated Press
- April 14, 2012
800-Year-Old Frescoes Leave Texas For Cyprus
(NPR) -- A set of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes — plundered after Turkey invaded Cyprus and on display in Houston for the last 15 years — is headed home at last. It's the closing chapter in what tur...
Davutoglu visits Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid a visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul and met Patriarch Bartholomew I on Saturday March 3, 2012.
This was the first time...
- TNH staff
- March 03, 2012
Turkey Urged to Allow Greater Religious Freedom
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians said Monday that Turkey's new constitution should grant equal rights to minorities in the country and safeguard religious ...
- Suzan Fraser - The Associated Press
- February 20, 2012
Patriarch of Jerusalem on Visit to Cyprus
Developments in the Middle East are “accelerating, the future is unknown and indefinite”, stated Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, who arrived in Cyprus on Friday for a four-day official visit. Patri...
- ANA- MPA
- February 13, 2012
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