We ask for a thorough and urgent investigation of all the circumstances of her killing and for bringing those responsible to justice.

Des violences ont éclaté vendredi dans l'enceinte d'un hôpital à Jérusalem à la sortie du cercueil de la journaliste palestinienne Shireen Abu Akleh, tuée mercredi en Cisjordanie. Son cercueil a finalement été transporté vers la Vieille Ville où est célébrée une messe dans une église, avant l'inhumation dans un cimetière à proximité.
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The Assyrian Christian Mayor of Dadersh village in the Sarsank region of the Duhok governorate in Kurdistan, Iraq, and one other Assyrian Christian man named James Zaya, were arrested on 11 May after a group of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) loyalists tried to confiscate land belonging to local residents.
To His Holiness Tawadros II
Pope of Alexandria

The Ecumenical Patriarch in Saudi Arabia

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew departed today, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, for Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, in response to the kind invitation of the organizers of the “Meeting for the Promotion of Common Values between Religions” to address the opening of the international conference.   ...read more
By Marine Henriot & Linda Bordoni
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa rely on Russia and Ukraine for a significant percentage of their wheat, fertilizers and vegetable oils imports, but the war has disrupted global commodity markets and trade flows to Africa, and increased high food prices.
By Lisa Zengarini
Lebanon is slated to hold a long-awaited parliamentary election on 15 May, which many Lebanese, as well as the international community, hope will bring an overdue political change and provide concrete solutions to the country’s multiple crises, including its worst economic tumble in decades.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al-Rai has called for “calming the southern front,” so that Lebanon, “under international auspices, resumes border demarcation negotiations with Israel.”
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reportedly commented on the consequences of the Ukraine war during a meeting with Germany’s Bavarian minister of the interior on Sunday.
By Vatican News staff reporter
"Nothing is impossible for God" are the words contained in a Vatican communiqué, which states that the Holy See and the Pope join the UN appeal for a truce in view of Easter, which, according to the Julian calendar, is celebrated on 24 April.
Addis Ababa (Agenzia Fides) - "Faith in the Resurrection of Christ gives every Christian and all humanity the strength to conquer all evil and sin", said Cardinal Berhaneyesus in the official message delivered to all public and private media regarding the Ethiopian Easter which will be celebrated on Sunday, April 24 2022.
The Ethiopian Catholic Metropolitan, who is also President of the Ethiopian Bishops' Conference, called on all people of good will to pray, especially for those affected by the war, on Ethiopian Good Friday, which will be celebrated throughout the country on April 22, 2022 in a spirit of great spirituality .
"Today, through the cross of Christ, we can conquer hatred with love, revenge with forgiveness, pain with joy, conflict with dialogue, perseverance with perseverance and Christian hope", reads the note sent to Fides by the Catholic Secretariat of the Ethiopian Bishops' Conference.

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WWC, Messaggio Pasquale

To a very large extent, today we feel this same despair. As we look around, we see only signs of destruction and death. The victims of economic and ecological injustices are increasing throughout the world. The pandemic has widened the gap between rich and poor, between powerful and vulnerable.


Jerusalem (AFP) – Churches in Jerusalem are up in arms against Jewish "radicals" who are settling in the Christian Quarter and threatening a fragile religious balance in the ancient Holy City.
Jerusalem (AFP) – Greek Orthodox Church leaders on Tuesday denounced what they called the "illegal" takeover by Israeli "extremists" of a Jerusalem hostel operated by Palestinians.
It said members of the settler organisation Ateret Cohanim broke into the east Jerusalem property on Sunday, in addition to a neighbouring money change shop, and received Israeli police protection despite possessing no eviction notice.

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Tuesday denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an “atrocious” act that is causing enormous suffering.
By Benedetta Capelli 
In a concrete sign of closeness, support and help to the Ukrainian population experiencing great suffering because of war, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, who heads the Office of Papal Charities, has brought a fully equipped ambulance to Lviv.
By Robin Gomes
The bishops of Asia have joined Pope Francis in appealing to Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine and seek a peaceful resolution to all issues at the United Nations, warning that the possible use of weapons of mass destruction would lead to a nuclear holocaust.
By Linda Bordoni
Tetiana Ogarkova is a journalist at the international section of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.
This was stressed by Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa, who knows the Russian president personally, speaking on the state radio of Greece.
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholemew, the leading authority in Orthodox Christianity based in Istanbul, claimed that he has become a target of Russia after recognizing the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox church four years ago.
On March 3, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia receive in audience the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Russian Federation, H. E. Zhang Hanhui, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
A new schism has emerged among Orthodox leaders in Ukraine, after at least two bishops instructed priests to stop recognizing the Patriarch of Moscow in the prayers of the Eucharistic Divine Liturgy.
FLORENCE, Italy — Lebanon's top Catholic leader says a much anticipated visit from Pope Francis will help keep "hope alive" after years of political and economic upheaval have brought the once bustling Middle Eastern country to the brink of collapse. 
Metropolitan Evlogy of Sumy [Text: English, Français]
(P.A., patriarchia.ru - google translation) The press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia publishes the resolution of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on the report of Metropolitan Evlogy of Sumy and Akhtyrka dated March 1, 2022, with a message about the suspension of the commemoration of His Holiness at divine services in the Sumy diocese.

His Eminence Evlogy, Metropolitan of Sumy and Akhtyrka

Your Eminence, dear Vladyka!
  I hereby inform you of the resolution of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, put on your report No. 03/03 of 03/01/2022 with a message about the suspension of the commemoration of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at divine services in the Sumy diocese :
  «02.III.2022  To His Grace Metropolitan Evlogy:

I regret your decision to stop commemorating the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at divine services.  I would like to give an example of Rev. Grigory Prozorov, who did not stop the commemoration of the name of Metropolitan Sergius, performing until 1942, i.e. until his arrest and death, worship in the only MP church in Berlin during the war.

The termination of the commemoration of the Primate of the Church, not because of doctrinal or canonical errors, or delusions, but because of inconsistency with certain political views and preferences, is a schism for which everyone who commits it will answer before God and not only in the future century, but also in the present.

+ Thomas, Head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate, Bishop of Odintsovo and Krasnogorsk»

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“The whole world is against Russia. We are entering a new period of the Cold War. The distance between Russia and the Western world is getting wider,” the Ecumenical Patriarch said.
The Romanian Patriarchate renews its call for solidarity with the Romanian Orthodox Christians in Ukraine and with all the victims of the ongoing conflict, spokesperson Vasile Bănescu said.
The conflict in Ukraine and its potential to cause serious escalation between Russia and the United States gives new purpose to the season of Lent and its call to prayer and fasting.
In a letter to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow on 2 March, World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca asked the patriarch to mediate so that the war between Russian and Ukraine can be stopped.

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The president of Poland’s Catholic bishops’ conference has urged the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to ask President Vladimir Putin to stop the war in Ukraine.