Protection of Holy Sites and Worship Places in Europe and the Middle East

In the run up to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, European churches are urging the European institutions to increase their efforts to ensure respect and protection of places of worship and holy sites, both in the EU law and in the Common Foreign and Security Policy.

These church leaders were participants of a conference organised by the Conference or European Churches and the Church of Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 9-10 November.

Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated

Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated
Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated
Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated
Armenian Orthodox Church of St. Saviour’s on Mt. Zion Renovated

The Church of St. Saviour’s on Mount Zion is renovated and looks splendid. Last Saturday, October 28, Vespers were celebrated in St. Saviour’s, and the images in the church were anointed by His Beatitude Archbishop-Patriarch Nourhan Manougian of Jerusalem.

Why This Serbian Temple Is Eastern Europe’s Sagrada Família

On the descent into Belgrade, the St. Sava Temple protrudes from the top of Vračar Hill like the city’s crowning jewel. But its grand white marble and granite facade topped with copper domes contains a secret: The second largest Orthodox temple in the world is largely incomplete inside. With a story that rivals that of Barcelona’s famously incomplete Sagrada Família, Belgrade’s St. Sava Temple is an eternal work-in-progress—one that’s existed in various stages of creation for more than 100 years.

Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis

Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis
Moldovan President Dodon had a meeting with Pope Francis

During the dialogue, the head of state mentioned the importance that Moldova attaches to the collaboration with the Holy See. Our country declares its adherence to the development of interreligious dialogue, strengthening partnership in the social, educational, medical and other spheres.

The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha

The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha
The concreting of the dome of the Holy Cathedral in Doha

On Wednesday 1st November 2017, the dome of the elevated Holy Cathedral in Doha was concreted. The Holy Cathedral of St. Isaac and St. George has the architectural form of a cross-in-square Basilica with a dome, covering a total area of 634 m². The height of the dome is 17.50m., and it can accommodate 800 people.  By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ the construction work is proceeding well, and by the prayers of the Saints we aim for the completion of the project within the next year.