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OCP Secretariat Slams Anti-Church Law in Montenegro

The Secretariat of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Society) slammed the new anti-Church Law adopted by the Government of Montenegro. George Alexander, Secretary stated that the current law is terrible discrimination against the Serbian Orthodox Church. This is part of an ongoing war against Orthodoxy, he added.

Bishop Sahak Mashalian Elected New Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople

The delegates of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople in Turkey elected Bishop Sahak Mashalian as the 85th Archbishop-Patriarch of Constantinople. The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople is one of the regional Sees within the Armenian Church. The Patriarchate of Constantinople recognizes the Primacy of the Mother of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Pope sends 100,000 euros to Albania earthquake victims

Pope Francis showed his solidarity to earthquakes victims in Albania by sending a contribution of 100,000 euros. The money was raised through the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and will be used to meet the needs of the earthquake victims.

Cypriot President’s visit to Pope Francis and invitation for a return Pontifical visit

An invitation to Pope Francis to visit Cyprus, which was accepted and will be settled next year, was addressed today by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, who paid an official visit to the Holy See.

Accompanied by his wife Andri Anastasiades and members of the Cypriot delegation, President Anastasiades arrived this morning at the Vatican, where he was formally welcomed.

Pope to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital: ‘Blessed are the hands that heal’

The Children’s Hospital is marking its 150th anniversary this year, and Pope Francis expressed the Holy See’s unwavering support for this “venerable Institution.”Meeting with the administration, staff, doctors, nurses, and paramedics on Saturday, the Pope described the founding of Italy’s first children’s hospital in 1869 as “an intuition and a gift.”