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
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”
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.
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, 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
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 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.