His vision and zeal for fellowship and unity of all Christians led him to visit Rome in 1973 and sign a Declaration of Common Faith with Pope Paul VI. Hailed as the first meeting between Alexandrine and Roman pontiffs since 451 AD, the event goes down in history as a
Shenuda died on Saturday aged 88 after a long illness, setting in motion the process to elect a new patriarch for the Middle East's largest Christian community. He led the Copts, estimated at 10 percent of Egypt's population of more than 80 million, for a whole generation, during which the
Rev Dr Henriette Hutabarat Lebang, General Secretary Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has condoled the recent sad demise of His Grace Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthathios, senior Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. In a condolence letter
Mrs Susan Jacob, has joined the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) as Consultant for Communications from January 2012. Susan thus becomes the first-ever Indian Orthodox woman to be employed in the CCA. She will have tenure of two years and will be based at its HQ at Chiang Mai in
Representatives of a broad range of Christian churches and organisations met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from January 14-19, 2012 to complete a report and make recommendations for significant advances toward Christian unity and inter-religious co-operation.
For Alexander Maminev, it must have been a Christmas unlike any in his life. The interior of the Church was mildly stuffy, the service was in a sing-song tongue - three, to be precise; Syriac, Malayalam and a smattering of English for the benefit of the foreigners - that he
The Mangalore Christian Council, MDEC, and the Karnataka Christian Forum for Human Rights (western zone) organized Sauharda Christmas 2011 at Milagres Hall Mangalore on Dec 6 Tuesday. Dr. John S. Sadananda, the bishop of CSI, Karnataka Southern Diocese, delivered the benedictory address.
Dr. Mathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan of Diocese of Uk, Europe & Afirca represented the Malankara Orthodox Church in the Global Inter-Religious Meeting in the Umbrian hilltop town of Assisi in Italy. Pope Benedict XVI presided over meeting on Thursday.
CAIRO, Oct 13, 2011 (AFP) -Egypt’s government said on Thursday it would discuss the sensitive issue of building permits for Christian churches at the heart of sectarian tensions in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. The announcement came as nearly 3,000 mourners gathered in central Cairo for a candlelight vigil in honour
European leaders expressed alarm on Monday at sectarian clashes that killed 24 people, mainly Coptic Christians, in Egypt overnight and urged post-revolution authorities to uphold religious freedom. "I am very concerned, very alarmed about the clashes in Cairo", British Foreign Secretary William Hague