Joint Statement by the Leaders of the Christian Churches in Damascus

A joint statement was issued today, Monday, August 12, after the meeting of the Leaders of the Christian Churches in Damascus.

In particular, Patriarch John X of Antioch, the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II, and the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church of Antioch, Youssef Absi, met at the Monastery of Saint Ephraim the Syrian, in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Mario Zenari.

Statement in relation to the properties of Jaffa GateATE

The Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem views the attempts of the radical organization, Ateret Cohanim, to seize church properties located in Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate and al-Mu’athamiyah, as a strike to the indigenous Christian presence in the Holly City. The Patriarchate affirms that changing the Status Quo in the Old City of Jerusalem, especially in Jaffa Gate; being the main entrance to the various Patriarchates and to the pilgrim route to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre,  threatens the continuous hundreds-of-years old mosaic and balance that shores the good relations between Jerusalemites of different faiths.

The Nicosia Leventis Foundation expresses its satisfaction on the impeccable maintenance of the manuscript program of the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Nicosia Leventis Foundation expresses its satisfaction on the impeccable maintenance of the manuscript program of the Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Nicosia Leventis Foundation expresses its satisfaction on the impeccable maintenance of the manuscript program of the Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Nicosia Leventis Foundation expresses its satisfaction on the impeccable maintenance of the manuscript program of the Patriarchate of Alexandria
The Nicosia Leventis Foundation expresses its satisfaction on the impeccable maintenance of the manuscript program of the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Director of the Foundation "Anastasios G. Leventis" of Nicosia, Mr. Charalambos Bakirtzis, expressed his pleasure while visiting the Patriarchate of Alexandria and closely observing the significant progress of the programme of restoring the one hundred ancient manuscripts.

Millions risk starvation in Zimbabwe

The UN says Zimbabwe is facing a food crisis, with more than five million people in need of food aid. Zimbabwe is in the grip of a drought that is threatening millions in the country with starvation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday declared the drought a national disaster. The situation has been compounded a by cyclone and an economic crisis which has seen basic items such as rice and sugar double in price since June.The United Nations and the Government have launched an appeal for $331 million to help those in need. Of that amount, the UN World Food Programme WFP is calling for $173 million. The funds will be used for food aid, provision of water, sanitation and cash based assistance said the Head of Communications for WFP in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, Ashley Baxstrom.

Filaret calls on his flock to protest against Epiphany

The head of Kiev Patriarchate believes that liquidation of the UOC-KP will lead to destruction of Ukrainian statehood, while Epiphany Dumenko is behind all lawlessness.

On August 4, 2019, speaking in the Cathedral of the UOC-KP, Filaret Denisenko called on his parishioners to protest against the head of the OCU Epiphany Dumenko.