The Romanian Orthodox Metropolis of Western and Southern Europe bought Wednesday, 25 January 2017, St Nicholas Church in Auvers-sur-Oise, located in the north-west of Paris.
The former roman-catholic church building dates back to 1910 and has not been used for 40 years, according to Fr. Răzvan Ionescu, rector of Sts. Paraskeva and Genevieve Romanian Parish in Paris.
A meeting on the project to translate the Bible into Russian sign language was held in Moscow on January 27. The participants, representing the patriarchate’s Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service, the Institute for Bible Translation, the All-Russian Society for the Deaf, clergy working with the deaf from various dioceses, sign language interpreters, and the deaf community, decided to begin with the Gospel of Mark, reports the site of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The Georgian Parliament Committee for Human Rights adopted today a bill that, if approved, will make the insulting of religious feelings administratively punishable, reports Georgia Online.
Under this bill, such offenders will be fined 300 gel ($110) for the first offense and 600 gel ($220) for repeat offenses. Moreover, the desecration of religious shrines and sacred objects will bring a fine of 500 gel ($185) for the first offense and 1000 gel ($370) thereafter.
Serbian and Romanian faithful prayed to Saint Sava of Serbia.
Serbian Orthodox faithful in Arad celebrated Friday, 27 January 2017, the Feast of Saint Sava Nemanja, First Archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church, founder of Serbian law and a diplomat.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia has recently decided to allocate 1 million lari ($370,000) to a comprehensive restoration project at the Nativity of the Savior Monastery in the village of Katskhi, 125 miles northwest of Tbilisi.
On 7th January 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, performed the Inauguration and officiated at the Divine Liturgy, in the recently renovated historic Church of the Forerunner, within the once glorious "Kotsikeios” Hellenic Hospital in Alexandria, the largest in the Middle East.