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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Recalling Jesus’ birth in a stable, Pope Francis rebuked those “ravenous” for wealth and power at the expense of the vulnerable, including children, in a Christmas Eve homily decrying war, poverty and greedy consumerism.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Recalling Jesus’ birth in a stable, Pope Francis rebuked those “ravenous” for wealth and power at the expense of the vulnerable, including children, in a Christmas Eve homily decrying war, poverty and greedy consumerism.

CONSTANTINOPLE – On Sunday afternoon, October 2, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received Her Excellency Elena Zelenskaya, the wife of His Excellency the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

CONSTANTINOPLE – On Sunday afternoon, October 2, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received Her Excellency Elena Zelenskaya, the wife of His Excellency the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Ancient Orthodox Gospel Book Returned to its Rightful Owners in Drama

DRAMA, Greece – An11th-century Greek Gospel manuscript was officially repatriated to the Theotokos Eikosiphoinissa (Kosinitza) Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery by the Museum of the Bible on Thursday, September 29.

DRAMA, Greece – An11th-century Greek Gospel manuscript was officially repatriated to the Theotokos Eikosiphoinissa (Kosinitza) Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery by the Museum of the Bible on Thursday, September 29.

Museum of the Bible Delegation Received by Ecumenical Patriarch

PHANAR — After nearly a year of preparations, "Kosinitza Manuscript 220" will return to the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Theotokos Eikosiphoinissa in Drama, Greece.

PHANAR — After nearly a year of preparations, "Kosinitza Manuscript 220" will return to the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of Theotokos Eikosiphoinissa in Drama, Greece.

Moscow Patriarch: Russian War Dead Have Their Sins Forgiven

Russian soldiers who die in the line of duty in Ukraine have all of their sins forgiven, the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church proclaimed in a sermon, comparing their sacrificial death to that of Jesus.

Russian soldiers who die in the line of duty in Ukraine have all of their sins forgiven, the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church proclaimed in a sermon, comparing their sacrificial death to that of Jesus.

Lawyer Sakis Kehagioglou Installed as Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

LONDON – In a ceremony at the historic Saint Sophia Cathedral in London, Athens lawyer Sakis Kehagioglou was installed as Archon Dikaiofylax of the Ecumenical Throne by the decision of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

LONDON – In a ceremony at the historic Saint Sophia Cathedral in London, Athens lawyer Sakis Kehagioglou was installed as Archon Dikaiofylax of the Ecumenical Throne by the decision of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

The Archdiocese of Canada On the Passing of Queen Elizabeth

TORONTO – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada, on behalf of its clergy and faithful, extended its deepest sympathies to the British Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

TORONTO – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada, on behalf of its clergy and faithful, extended its deepest sympathies to the British Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In Memoriam: Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)

With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the falling asleep in the Lord of His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, a leading Orthodox Christian theologian, teacher, and author.

With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the falling asleep in the Lord of His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, a leading Orthodox Christian theologian, teacher, and author.

Greeting of Ecumenical Patriarch for Ukrainian Independence Day

CONSTANTINOPLE - From the centre of Orthodoxy, the Phanar, we are addressing all of you, beloved spiritual children, on this special day, the twenty-fourth of August, 2022, the thirty-first anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of independence.

CONSTANTINOPLE - From the centre of Orthodoxy, the Phanar, we are addressing all of you, beloved spiritual children, on this special day, the twenty-fourth of August, 2022, the thirty-first anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of independence.

These Turkish Threats Against the Ecumenical Patriarch May Have Russian Sources

CONSTANTINOPLE – The shirt of the Trabzonspor soccer team with the name “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew" that was emblazoned on its back that was given to Bartholomew recently by the Greek players on that team, Manolis Siopis and Tassos Bakasetas, has caused the Patriarch to receive threats that may conceal the hand of Russia.

CONSTANTINOPLE – The shirt of the Trabzonspor soccer team with the name “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew" that was emblazoned on its back that was given to Bartholomew recently by the Greek players on that team, Manolis Siopis and Tassos Bakasetas, has caused the Patriarch to receive threats that may conceal the hand of Russia.

Patriarchal Divine Liturgy at Historic Asia Minor Monastery of Panagia Soumela

After several years of renovations and pandemic restrictions, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew returned to the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trabzon, Turkey, on Monday, August 16, 2022, for the Feast Day of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

After several years of renovations and pandemic restrictions, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew returned to the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Trabzon, Turkey, on Monday, August 16, 2022, for the Feast Day of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Balikli Hospital Following Devastating Fire

CONSTANTINOPLE - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros visited the Balikli Greek Hospital today following last week’s devastating fire and had the opportunity to hear from staff and residents about their experiences during the ordeal.

CONSTANTINOPLE - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros visited the Balikli Greek Hospital today following last week’s devastating fire and had the opportunity to hear from staff and residents about their experiences during the ordeal.

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