2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches opens in Novi Sad

2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches opens in Novi Sad
2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches opens in Novi Sad
2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches opens in Novi Sad
2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches opens in Novi Sad

At the Master Center in Novi Sad, on 31 May 2018, the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) was opened. His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, reminded the present of sufferings of the Serbian people and the Serbian Church in Kosovo and Metohija and asked them to raise their voice in the fight against unjust and  violent takeover of Kosovo and Metohija – the territory of the Republic of Serbia. His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa pointed out that Serbia and Novi Sad throughout centuries of their existence were and have remained a place of meetings, dialogue and cooperation between Churches, religions, peoples and cultures. – Christian culture is the basis of mutual respect and harmonious common life in Vojvodina, President of the Provincial government Mr. Igor Mirovic said.

Social imbalance in Europe, challenges for the Church, persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq, freedom of religion and justice for minority and majority communities, evidence of climate change, just share in God's land and its wealth, migration in Europe - topics about which more than 500 participants of the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches talk in Novi Sad, from May 31 to June 6, 2018 (the official website - www.assembly2018.ceceurope.org ).

The General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches Novi Sad, 31 May – 6 June 2018.

The General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches Novi Sad, 31 May – 6 June 2018.
The General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches Novi Sad, 31 May – 6 June 2018.
The General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches Novi Sad, 31 May – 6 June 2018.
The General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches Novi Sad, 31 May – 6 June 2018.

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East (Syriac Orthodox Church), Archbishop of Centerbury Justin Welby, Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala and all Sweden Antje Jackelén (Church of Sweden), Bishop Irinej of Backa and Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana will be speakers at the General Assembly of the Conference of the European Churches to be held in Novi Sad from May 31 to June 6, 2018.

The first press conference relating to the forthcoming General Assembly of the Conference of the European Churches in Novi Sad was held in Novi Sad on May 21st. It was said that the event will be addressing the biblical theme “You shall be my witnesses”– exploring the Christian values of justice, witness and hospitality.

Pope appoints papal representative to Singapore, Vietnam

Polish Archbishop Marek Zalewski is the new Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore and Pontifical Representative to Vietnam.

Pope Francis on Monday appointed Polish Archbishop Marek Zalewski as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore who will also be the non-resident Pontifical Representative to Vietnam.

2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches

The CEC General Assembly will bring together in Novi Sad, Serbia, participants from diverse Christian denominations, ecumenical and faith-based organisations, and EU offices, from across Europe.

The General Assembly will be addressing the biblical theme “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8) – exploring the Christian values of justice, witness and hospitality.

Feast of the Ascension Celebrated at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

On May 10, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the feast is also designated as the Pilgrimage Day of Holy Etchmiadzin.