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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 head of Serbia's Orthodox Church said Tuesday that he would recognize the full independence of the church in neighboring North Macedonia, signaling an end to a decades-old religious dispute.

SKOPJE — The head of Serbia's Orthodox Church said Tuesday that he would recognize the full independence of the church in neighboring North Macedonia, signaling an end to a decades-old religious dispute.

SYDNEY - Eighty-one years ago, the dark clouds of war that had covered the entire European continent, extended over the blue skies of Crete.

SYDNEY - Eighty-one years ago, the dark clouds of war that had covered the entire European continent, extended over the blue skies of Crete.

CONSTANTINOPLE - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew flew to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, to address the Forum for Promoting Common Values among the Followers of Religions following an invitation by the organizers.

CONSTANTINOPLE - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew flew to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, to address the Forum for Promoting Common Values among the Followers of Religions following an invitation by the organizers.

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North Macedonia Welcomes Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Recognition of Church of Ohrid

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.

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.

Ecumenical Patriarchate Restores Eucharistic Communion with Church of Skopje

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.

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.

Oligarchs to Patriarchs: EU Eyes Sanctions for Orthodox Head

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.

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.

Pope’s Ukraine Diplomacy a Political and Spiritual Tightrope

VATICAN CITY — His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded.

VATICAN CITY — His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded.

Patriarch Begins Rare Rite of Holy Myrrh at Phanar

CONSTANTINOPLE - Holy Myrrh or Chrism is the visible sign of the transmission of the Holy Spirit upon members of the Church.

CONSTANTINOPLE - Holy Myrrh or Chrism is the visible sign of the transmission of the Holy Spirit upon members of the Church.

Patriarch Sends His Message for Holy Pascha

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.

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.

PM Mitsotakis Μeets Patriarch Theodoros II in Athens

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.

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.

Ukrainian Nuns Open Their Monastery Doors to the Displaced

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.

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.

March 25th Celebrated in Canada, Philoptochos Spiritual Retreats Resume

TORONTO – For the last two years, almost all activities of the Archdiocese of Canada were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

TORONTO – For the last two years, almost all activities of the Archdiocese of Canada were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coptic Orthodox Priest Dies from Stabbing in Alexandria

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.

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.

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