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Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint!

Mother Teresa has officially been declared a saint! Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for. Throngs of pilgrims flooded the Vatican on Sept. 4 to celebrate the highly

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II With his 70th Birthday

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church Greets Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II With his 70th Birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of Malankara Church Catholicos Baselios Marthoma Paulose II on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The text of the letter is given below. HIS HOLINESS BASELIOS MARTHOMA PAULOSE II CATHOLICOS OF THE EAST

Rio Olympics: WCC joins “Team Refugees”

Rio Olympics: WCC joins “Team Refugees” The World Council of Churches (WCC) encourages all people and churches to cheer on the strongly symbolic Refugee Olympic Team, a group of ten top-tier athletes from around the globe.To give your support, “join the team” before the opening ceremony on 5 August, and make these incredible athletes’ dreams

Ethiopian Bible is the oldest and complete bible on earth

Ethiopian Bible is the oldest and complete bible on earth World’s first illustrated Christian bible discovered at Ethiopian monastery The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery. The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and

WCC’s Trondheim Central Committee meet forges decisions around Pilgrimage of Justice, Peace

WCC’s Trondheim Central Committee meet forges decisions around Pilgrimage of Justice, Peace The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee which recently concluded its 2016 meeting in Trondheim, an important Christian pilgrimage site, had its theme on “Pilgrimage: Discerning the Landscapes Together.”The week-long meeting which concluded on June 28 was the second gathering since the Central Committee was elected at the WCC

New Executive Committee members elected in Trondheim

New Executive Committee members elected in Trondheim TRONDHEIM: The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), at its meeting in Trondheim, Norway, 27 June 2016, has elected a new executive committee with 11 new members. In the WCC, the Central Committee elects from its members persons to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC,

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos elected to WCC Executive Committee

Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos elected to WCC Executive Committee TRONDHEIM:Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of Northeast American Diocese, was elected into the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches during the Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, Norway. This is the first time in more than two decades that the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has been elected on the Executive

WCC Central Committee Meeting in Trondheim Live

WCC Central Committee Meeting  in Trondheim Live The following events at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, Norway, will be available as a livestream here: Wednesday, 22 June: 9-11am CET: Opening Acts, Consensus Orientation, Welcome from Hosts, Report from the Executive Committee 11:30 am – 1pm CET: Moderator’s address, public issues plenary 1-1:20pm CET: Opening Press

The Holy and Great Council commences at Crete

The Holy and Great Council commences at Crete CRETE: The Holy and Great Council commenced its work today at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. In his Introductory Address, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made reference to the history of the attempts over many years for the Council to be assembled, emphasizing that there was no possibility for postponement.

Sunday of Pentecost celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Sunday of Pentecost celebrated  by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew CRETE: A Patriarchal Concelebration took place today, the Sunday of Pentecost, in the Cathedral Church of St. Minas, in Heraklion, Crete. The Liturgy was presided over by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, con-celebrating were the Primates of the Local Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, in the presence of the President of the
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