Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch of the Church of Constantinople Bartholomew visited the Russian embassy in Ankara, where
The march by Israeli and Palestinian women, demanding that both peoples’ leaders do more for peace, was set to culminate with a protest outside Netanyahu’s residence.
From 2009 to July 2017, over 50 Christian and Muslim sites were vandalized in Israel and in the West Bank, only nine indictments were filed and only 7 people convicted. The figures released by Israel’s Public Security Minister were published by Saint James’ Vicariate for Hebrew-speaking Catholics of the Salesian monastery of Beit Jamal, west of
“Although it is a somewhat weary and disappointed, Europe must not give up.” “The dream of this union as a ‘family of peoples’ and ‘home of the nations’ is always topical.” This was the opening message of the CCEE Plenary Assembly (ongoing until October 1st) attended by 29 Presidents of
“Iraq, going back to our roots”: it’s the title of an international conference promoted by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that will take place in Rome, September 28, at the Pontifical Lateran University during which will be presented a project for the reconstruction of 13 thousand homes damaged or destroyed
60.8% of respondents believe that migration from Islamic Countries is “a threat to Western societies”, while Islam is viewed as a traditionalist religion, unable to adapt to the present times (65.5%). These are the findings of a research conducted by the CDEC Foundation – Contemporary Jewish documentation Centre -, and by
(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, on Thursday praised a "so-called Marshall Plan"  that seeks to encourage and support Iraqi Christians to return to their homes in the Nineveh Plain area of northern Iraq.
MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – There is a suggestion to organize a meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Minsk, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with representatives of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) on 28 September, BelTA has learned. “We talked about the results of the meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill, which took place somewhere far away, in Cuba. I think we should consider their meeting here, in Minsk. This is the place where the problems of the West and the East, the North and the South can be discussed,” the Belarusian leader said.
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MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – There is a suggestion to organize a meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Minsk, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with representatives of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of
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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said he hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would re-think his decision to end a program protecting undocumented immigrant children, saying it was important for young people to have roots.
On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul.
“Encounter and dialogue disarm the violent and stop them, for we know that war is never holy, and whoever kills in God’s name has no place among religions, nor among mankind.” It’s the appeal for peace that religious leaders proclaimed in Osnabrück upon the conclusion of the interreligious meeting “Paths of Peace”, promoted.
The Theological Institute of Saint Thomas in Moscow will be holding a webinar entitled “Christian witness and identity between East and West: history and modernity”. The ten sessions are designed specifically “for those who are unable to attend the lectures given at our Institute in person or live outside the capital”, reads the website of the Institute, headed by Chilean Jesuit Tomás Garcia-Huidobro Rivas. Specifically, the aim of the course is to “deepen their knowledge of the past and present of Christian witness and offer further information on the testimony of their own religion, that of other Christian denominations, and that of other Christian

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In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the 51st World Communications Day is celebrated on 24 September, the last Sunday of September, as decided by the Bishops’ Conference in 2003. The Communications Commission of Bosnia-Herzegovina bishops prepared a subsidy for
(Brussels) The space for civil society participation is shrinking. This remark comes from Brussels where, a few days ago, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) held a meeting with NGOs representatives and faith-based actors involved in the provision of basic services in
Tariq Shahid acts as the spokesperson of the Malcom X Mosque in Harlem. He is in charge of public relations but he doesn’t want titles and prefers to be seen as a friendly member of the Mosque. After September 11, he said, “I joined the Red Cross at Ground Zero, assisting firemen and rescuers in their shifts.
It is no secret: The relationship between the Russian Federation and the Holy See has been improving. This development comes when Russia’s ties to the European Union and the United States—and the Holy See’s own relationship with the United States due to positions taken by the Trump administration on issues like climate change and
“Recent developments remind us of the urgency of relentless climate change, the loss of biodiversity, the rising heaping of waste, and lots more challenges. While we are aware that there are multiple causes, we cannot forget that part of the problem is in
   Good practices of interreligious dialogue and coexistence. From the 25th to the 30th of August an international Summer School titled “Interfaith engagement in theory and practice”, brought together 42 young Christians and Muslims in the Italian town of Tonadico (in the district of Trent).
From tomorrow to 9 September 2017, a meeting will be held of the Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church.
Syriac Catholic Archbishop Yousif Abba of Baghdad, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan and Bishop Yousif Habash of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Epachy are seen July 24 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac CatholicChurch in El Cajon, Calif. (CNS photo/Denis Grasska, The Southern Cross).
A head rabbi at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s New York City synagogue denounced President Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, joining a chorus of political and religious leaders who say the president was wrong to blame “both sides” for the violence.
His Eminence, raised to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Francis on November 19 2016, shared his personal story. His devout faith and his constant expressions of thanksgiving to the Lord, despite the sufferings he was inflicted under the Communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, are impressive. He forgave his persecutors and devoted his efforts to fostering reconciliation.
Ten things worth knowing about Jidahism, a phenomenon which, since 2014, has deeply transformed our cities and our lives. We asked Professor Paolo Branca, expert in Islamic Studies and Professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, to summarize in ten points the most important aspects of this phenomenon, where it originated from, its transformation, who’s
An increasingly belligerent Vladimir Putin is finding a new friend in a man of peace: Pope Francis.The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is scheduled to fly to Moscow on August 20 to meet the Russian president and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
For centuries, the Vatican has been an inspiration for crusades against Muslims and Orthodox Christians. The first meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow took place only on February 12, 2016 on a neutral territory, in the capital of Cuba. Now the world is getting ready for a new sensation: the Pope may come to Russia already this year.
Moscow Caritas and Merci House, a Protestant residential home, offered a week in a camping site surrounded by nature to over sixty men and women living on the streets of the capital. Numerous volunteers shared acts of solidarity, faith and ecumenical spirit. Nadezhda Klyueva gave an account of the post-camping period, marked by
Alqosh (Agenzia Fides) - More than 550 boys and girls from various parts of Iraq have fled to Alqosh, a town of the Nineveh Plain, to attend the "Youth Festival", organized under the patronage of the Patriarchate of Bablonia of the Chaldeans.
Visiting Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the UN, said human trafficking is a primary concern for the church because this is a form of slavery.