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Media hiding a shocking new Christianity trend (good news!)

There’s a pro-Christianity movement growing around the world that the mainstream media won’t tell you about it — but it’s going to be impossible to hide for much longer.

New rules implemented following murder of Coptic Bishop

With the motive behind the murder of Bishop Epiphanius of the Monastery of Saint Macarius appearing to be money, Pope Tawadros II has put in place new rules to enforce discipline within the Coptic Orthodox Church.

After the murder of Bishop Epiphanius on July 29th in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II has implemented new rules for Coptic Orthodox communities in an attempt to protect discipline in monasteries.

Israel to relocate prison in “Armageddon” to make way for excavations of 3rd-century church

Israeli authorities have agreed to move a maximum security prison in Megiddo, housing many jihadists, to allow for excavations to continue on an ancient Christian church found on its territory.

Half an hour’s drive south of Nazareth, Megiddo is a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. The Book of Revelation prophesies that the Megiddo Valley will be the location of a gathering of armies for a battle in the end times.

Turkey planning to open Islamic studies center on island of Halki

The Turkish government made an announcement on August 2 that is likely to increase tensions between the state and its Orthodox Christians.

While the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s seminary on the island of Halki has remained closed since 1971, Turkey has announced that it intends to open an Islamic studies center on the same island. Moreover, building plans have the Global Center for Islamic Studies situated right in front of the Orthodox seminary building, reports Sedmitza.

Human rights group created to protect Orthodox Communities in Eastern Europe

A new advocacy group aiming to protect the interests of Orthodox Christians throughout Eastern Europe has been created.

The NGO “Public Rights Protection,” a co-founder of the new “Eastern European Rights Protection Group,” reports that it includes representatives of human rights and public organizations from Balkan nations.

73 years on, Hiroshima remembers

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan opened the “Ten Days for Peace, 2018” on the 6th of August – 73 years after the USA dropped the first ever atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima.

This ten-day period opened with an Ecumenical prayer and marks a period dedicated to a “Concern with the Problem of Peace”. Like every year, the City of Hiroshima will mark the event with the tolling of the Peace Bell. At the monument commemorating the victims, the mayor will add the names of survivors who have passed away since 6 August of last year.

Summer Youth Academy at the Catholicosate of Cilicia

On Monday, July 30th, 2018, around 20 youth coming from the USA and Canada gathered at the Catholicosate of Cilicia to start the Summer Youth Academy, entitled “Thinking Through the Armenian Church: the Anchor of Identity and Compass for Action.” The aim of the Academy, which will run from July 30th to August 11, is to introduce the participant youth to the Bible, Armenian Christianity, and the Church, as well as address contemporary moral and ethical issues. Present at the opening ceremony were lecturers of the Summer Youth Academy V. Rev. Boghos Tinkjian, V. Rev. Zareh Sarkissian, Prof. Teny Pirri-Simonian and Dr. John J. Pirri.