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
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.
Egyptian Christians protested on Monday a church was set on fire on the outskirts of Cairo, the latest sectarian flare-up in a country already facing political turmoil, witnesses said. Some Muslims also joined the crowd of about 1,000 people who gathered outside the state television building in central Cairo.
A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation with the aim of studying the Faith and Order document “The Nature and Mission of the Church” began its work on Thursday 3 March in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The aim of the consultation is to offer distinctly Orthodox insights as part of a world
Over 200 German-speaking theologians have now signed an open letter calling for married priests and “women in Church ministry” but a German bishops’ conference spokesman says there is nothing new in the demands. As of Feb. 15, 227 theologians from three German-speaking countries had signed their names
An evangelist working with the Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala has claimed that the killing of the two girls in Sopore in Kashmir may have had to do with the fact that they were friendly with some Christian believers in the area. Paul Ciniraj Mohammed, director of the Salem
Users of iPhone can now perform contrition and other religious rituals without visiting church, thanks to a new online application. "Confession: A Roman Catholic App", created by a US-based company called Little iApps, is designed for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod, the Telegraph reported.
On Saturday January 22nd the Coptic Orthodox community from all over Florida will gather for a prayer vigil. Hundreds of people will gather in memory of the helpless victims to this terrorist attack on Christians. The Coptic Orthodox community around the world has rallied in protest
Muslim clerics across the Middle East used their Friday sermons to discuss tolerance and call on Christians and Muslims to unite against terrorism, as they condemned a deadly bombing outside a Coptic church in Egypt last week. Coptic Christians around the world celebrated their Christmas Day on Friday.
Coptic Christians were gathering in Egypt for Christmas Eve services on January 6, protected by a cordon of steel put up by security forces after a New Year church bombing killed 21 people in Alexandria. Security officials said at least 70,000 officers and conscripts were fanning out across the country