ROME — Pope Francis has sent a protocol greeting to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, assuring him of prayers on his patron's feast day and stressing the value of human life and wisdom, as the Vatican insists on maintaining cordial relations amid the war in Ukraine.
SKOPJE - The Ecumenical Patriarchate's decision on Monday to recognize North Macedonia's church as the 'Church of Ohrid' was discussed in a meeting between the country's Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski and its Archbishop Stefan held in Skopje on Tuesday.
BOSTON – The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to restore the Eucharistic Communion with the until now schismatic Church of Skopje under Archbishop Stefan.
ROME — The European Union plans to sanction the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in its next round of measures to punish Russia's invasion of Ukraine, EU diplomats said Wednesday, opening a new religious front in Europe’s sanctions regime.
VATICAN CITY — His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded.
CONSTANTINOPLE - Holy Myrrh or Chrism is the visible sign of the transmission of the Holy Spirit upon members of the Church.
CONSTANTINOPLE – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in his Paschal Message to the Faithful of the Church and the World made reference to the war and the sufferings and atrocities caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
ΑΤΗΕΝS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday met the Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II, during the prelate's visit to Athens, and discussed the challenges of the current time, noting that preserving the unity of Orthodox churches was a priority.
HOSHIV, Ukraine — Beneath the ancient beech forests of the Carpathian Mountains, a quiet monastery in the western Ukrainian village of Hoshiv has transformed itself into a giant playground for a dozen children who've been displaced by the war with their families.
TORONTO – For the last two years, almost all activities of the Archdiocese of Canada were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
CAIRO — A knife-wielding man mortally wounded a Coptic priest during an attack at the popular seaside promenade in Alexandria on Thursday evening, Egypt's interior ministry said.