Category: World News

Global Inter-Religious Meeting held in Italy

Global Inter-Religious Meeting held in Italy 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.

Egypt aims to resolve thorny issue of church permits

Egypt aims to resolve thorny issue of church permits 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

Europe ‘alarmed’ by deadly Egypt Christian clashes

Europe ‘alarmed’ by deadly Egypt Christian clashes 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

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Madison, to host Forgiveness conference

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Madison, to host Forgiveness conference The North American Conference of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship has chosen Madison as the location for its 2011 conference. The conference to be held Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 18. The theme of the conference will be“Forgiveness: Finding Wholeness Again”

Coptic Orthodox Vicar, Fr Balsoom, 66, passes away in Muscat

Coptic Orthodox Vicar, Fr Balsoom, 66, passes away in Muscat Fr Balsoom Ambabishoy, aged 66, Vicar of the St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, passed away in Muscat on May 24, 2011, Tuesday.A long-time resident of Muscat, Fr Balsoom completed 29 years of pastoral service in the Sultanate of Oman.

Malankara Orthodox Church’s strong presence at IEPC meet in Jamaica

Malankara Orthodox Church’s strong presence at IEPC meet in Jamaica The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has sent in a strong delegation at the International Ecumenical Peace Conference (IEPC) presently being held in Kingston, Jamaica. The five-member delegation include Fr Dr K M George, Principal of the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Orthodox

Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference

Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference Fr Dr K M George, Principal of the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and Fr Dr Bijesh Philip, Principal, St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur, will represent the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church community at wcc Ecumenical Peace Conference

Assembly polls: Kerala results show religious polarisation

Assembly polls: Kerala results show religious polarisation The remarkable rally staged by the Left in Kerala which brought it to the brink of an unexpected victory appears to have been facilitated by a Hindu consolidation behind outgoing chief minister V S Achuthanandan. The voting pattern displayed a communal polarization across the state,

Egypt tightens security amid inter-faith tensions

Egypt tightens security amid inter-faith tensions Egypt stepped up security around churches in Cairo on Monday after two days of clashes between minority Christians and Muslims that killed 12 people and highlighted rising inter-faith tensions.The violence that left a church wrecked by fire and more than 238 people wounded at the weekend was triggered

Dr Mar Yulios express solidarity with Japanese tsunami victims

Dr Mar Yulios express solidarity with Japanese tsunami victims Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has expressed his profound sorrow over the killing of thousands after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan, generating a tsunami as high as 10-metres that swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings.
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