Christian world

Pope appoints bishop in Ilagan, Philippines

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed a bishop to the Diocese of Ilagan in the northern Philippines.  Bishop David William Valencia Antonio, the Auxiliary of Segovia is the new Bishop of Ilagan.  However, he will continue as Apostolic Administrator of San Jose in Mindoro, a task he was entrusted with in March 2018.

Pope Francis to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Morocco in early 2019, visiting the cities of Rabat and Casablanca. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, announced on Tuesday that Pope Francis will visit Morocco from the 30th to the 31st of March 2019. During this two-day Apostolic Journey, he will visit the cities of Rabat and Casablanca.

Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated
Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated
Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated
Antioch Syrian University of the Syriac Orthodox Church Inaugurated

His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – (Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St.Peter in Antioch and All-East & Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church) inaugurated the Antioch Syrian University (ASU). The opening ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Atef Al-Naddaf, Minister of Higher Education in Syria, Christian Prelates, students and a large number of faithful at Maarat Saydnaya.

“United Against Hate” - Religious Leaders in Solidarity with Pittsburgh

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America, among other Orthodox hierarchs and clergy, together with other distinguished religious leaders in the Park East Synagogue, in a memorial event titled “United Against Hate,” an inter-religious gathering of Leaders in solidarity with Pittsburgh and the victims of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts

54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts
54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts
54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts
54th Anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scouts

On November 2, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in the 54th anniversary of St. Aphrem Patriarchal Scout, at the Patriarchate Headquartes in Bab Touma -Damascus.

Старешина сиријске цркве Светог Ђорђа каже да је овај светитељ спасао цркву

The Church of St. George in Izra was built in 515 on the site of a pagan sanctuary, and the saint’s relics were long preserved there, later being transferred to Palestine by English King Richard the Lionhearted, with the saint’s finger remaining in the church in Izra.

Pakistan Frees Asia Bibi from Blasphemy Death Sentence

Today the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted Asia Bibi of committing blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad, a crime punishable with death in the Muslim country, amid threats of nationwide paralyzing protests and “horrible” consequences to judges and army generals if the Christian mother of five was released.