Losing Faith: Germany’s Christian Population Declining at Record Rate

The number of Christians in Germany decreased dramatically in 2016, largely driven by demographic changes, the German press reports.The number of Catholics and Protestants in Germany sank to a new low in 2016, with the latter hemorrhaging almost 1.6 percent of members in comparison with the previous year, according to recently released figures.

Italy drought: Vatican turns off fountains to save water

The drought that is affecting the city of Rome and the surrounding areas of the capital has led the Holy See to take measures to save water.

The Governorate of Vatican City State has decided to turn off all the fountains, both the external ones located in St. Peter's Square, and the interior fountains including those in the Vatican Gardens.

Muslim refugees on island of Lesbos terrifying and driving out Christians

Several clashes have broken out in recent days at Lesbos Island’s Moria Camp for refugees, with Greek authorities arresting 35 Muslim rioters who threw large rocks at police officers and set fire to tents both inside and outside the bounds of the camp. A disabled Christian was nearly burnt alive while sleeping in one of the shelters, reports Pakistan Christian Post.

Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand

Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand
Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand
Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand
Mar Benyamin Elya Consecrated Bishop of the Assyrian Diocese of Victoria & New Zealand

On Sunday 16th July 2017 by the grace of Almighty God, the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon under the leadership of His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM was blessed with the consecration of His Grace Mar Benyamin Elya as the first Bishop of the newly-created Diocese of Victoria and New Zealand.

Another Orthodox church profaned in Albania

The desecration of Orthodox churches, monasteries, and holy sites has become common practice in modern-day Albania. The latest scandal was caused by a report of the TV station Top Channel, reports AgionOros.ru.