The Minister of Egyptian Tourism Rania Al-Mashat, first woman to hold this role, met with a UNITALSI delegation. The purpose of the meeting is to coordinate and revive pilgrimages following the same route of the Holy Family in Egypt. The Minister confirmed the
On the instruction from Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Hegumen Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations,
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Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda gives us an update on his plan to rebuild Christian life in the Nineva Plain, including
This was a record-breaking January for pilgrimages to the Holy Land with 770 visiting groups for a total of 26,000 pilgrims. Statistics show that there has been a steady increase in the number of visits since 2016, the website of the Custody reports,
“We need to show, with unremitting effort, that every human life is sacred, that it deserves respect, esteem, compassion and solidarity, without regard for ethnicity, religion, culture, or ideological and political convictions”. This is
City council says exemptions wrongly given to commercial real estate owned by Christian institutions.
  Jerusalem’s city council has launched a fresh bid to end what it says are huge property tax exemptions wrongly given to church-owned properties in the city.
The United States' controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis on the president's first trip to the Vatican on Sunday.
Vatican City — Lift up your eyes from your smartphones and see your brothers and sisters, those who share your journey of faith and those who are longing for the Word of life, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women.
‘Why it matters to be intolerant of intolerance’ was the title of a conference held at Rome’s Gregorian University this week, highlighting
Moscow, February 1, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday will congratulate Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the anniversary of his enthronement as patriarch, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Wednesday gave 15 people one-year suspended jail sentences over a December attack on an unlicensed Coptic Church in a village south of Cairo, judicial sources said.
Conference in Brussels promoted by COMECE (Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community) on “Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe” in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage designated by
The largest Christian cathedral in the Middle East is being erected 40 km from Cairo on the decision of Egyptian president al Sisi, as a “symbol of coexistence”. On three shifts, 3000 men work in the construction site 24 hours a day. A first part of the complex was inaugurated on
“The Church in Malta and Gozo welcomes with joy the recent news that the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) is launching an ‘Encounter of reflection and spirituality for peace in the Mediterranean’, with the participation of Catholic Bishops from countries around the
(From our correspondent in Brussels) For the Church, the European Year of Cultural Heritage chosen by the European Union for 2018 “is an opportunity to learn more about our religious heritage, which is part of the
(From our correspondent in Brussels) For the Church, the European Year of Cultural Heritage chosen by the European Union for 2018 “is a moment that makes us share what we have, an outstanding heritage, full of monuments and
The witness of the family of three “martyrs” collected during a trip to Egypt of Aid to the Church in Need – Italy- that ended on Sunday January 28, that SIR took part in. The Coptic-Orthodox Church counts as many as 12 million faithful, representing
The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Athanasius
A group of Syrian refugees were welcomed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on Tuesday as part of a humanitarian corridors programme.
The initiative is being promoted
Chargé d'Affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature in Amman Monsignor Mauro Lalli has said that the Holy See recognizes the Hashemite custodianship of the Islamic and Christian holy places in Jerusalem based on the historic and unwavering position of the Holy See on
ROME - One of the most articulate prelates in Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church believes that by visiting their onetime mother church in Rome today, Pope Francis is speaking to the people of his violence-scarred country, certainly, but he’s also delivering a clear message to somebody else: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Patriarchal status for Syro Malabar Church?

IDUKKI: In line with its heritage as an "ancient, apostolic church", the Syro Malabar Church is likely to get patriarchal status soon, a move that will confer substantial autonomy on it, allowing it, among other things, appoint
Leader of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Reminds War in Ukraine Is “Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe” Since WWII.
In the days ahead of the Pope’s visit to Rome’s Greek-Catholic Community of Ukrainians on Sunday, the head of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine,
On Sunday January 28 Pope Francis will be visiting the Minor Basilica of St. Sophia in Rome (via di Boccea, 478). "A consolation” for the whole Ukrainian people, afflicted by the “worst humanitarian crisis since world War II", ongoing for more than 4 years. "The Holy Father’s presence among us – said His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk – is an
Istanbul Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos joined the list of Turkey's religious community leaders to voice support for Turkey's ongoing Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria' Afrin.
Claire Giangravè   Jan 26, 2018    EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Pope Francis celebrates vespers on the eve of the feast of St. Paul before various Christian congregations. (Credit: Federico Manzoni.)
During his archpastoral visit to the parishes in Portugal on 18-21 January 2018, Bishop Nestor of Korsun met with Cardinal Manuel José Clementi, Patriarch of Lisbon, at the premises of the Catholic archdiocese.
Moscow, January 25, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is concerned about the cryptocurrencies and believes the state needs to protect people from risks associated with those transactions.
“Today there are many means of communication but man has never been so alienated and alone”: the Cardinal of Sarajevo, Vinko Puljic, said this at the 58th pastoral theological congress on “intra-ecclesial dialogue, cooperation and
18 January 2018    -   A Salvadoran Cross that is a now an icon of Christian unity was dedicated and placed in the World Council of Churches’ Chapel in Geneva, Switzerland on the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.