His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo on the occasion of the Epiphany (Denho) at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus.
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, condemns the latest terrorist attack against people in Istanbul celebrating the New Year.
The Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Saturday evening that it has finished the renovation work on the St. Peter and St. Paul Church, which was attacked on 11 December by a suicide bomber allegedly affiliated with the Islamic State.
According to the army’s official spokesperson’s Facebook page, the armed forces received orders from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi immediately after the bombing to renovate the church and fix all the damage in 15 days.
They were just three hikers who went for a walk over Christmas, or Hannukah, in the rural chalklands of ancient Judea.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his family visited the historical Christian village of Saidnaya, reports Al-Masdar News.