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Oriental Churches

 

At the roots of this ecological crisis

The recent meeting on the island of Lesvos and the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si' were addressed in the message Patriarch Bartholomew sent to ...

Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni dies

Deep sadness at the sudden death of the Patriarch of Cilicia for Armenians, His Beatitude Nersès Bédros XIX Tarmouni, was expressed by Pope Francis in ...

A history of faithfulness and resurrection

The long history of faithfulness and the “admirable legacy of spirituality and culture” of the Armenian people were acknowledged by Pope Francis in his address ...

Praying for peace

Christians are witnesses of hope, carrying a history, a civilization and a message, despite the currenttroubled conditions. They are called to strengthen their presence working ...

United against barbarity

The barbarity shocked not only the Egyptian Christian community, but the more numerous Muslim authorities have also harshly condemned the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian ...

Love and truth

Established on 4 November 1964 by the Austrian Cardinal Franz König, the Pro Oriente Foundation was born from the Second Vatican Council and from the ...

Prayer for Peace

In many Christian communities there are increasing requests that liturgies, prayers and fasting be held to ask God for the gift of peace in the ...

Sowing peace

Peace is a fruit which must cultivated by “many hands” even though “God alone gives the growth”. Pope Francis recalled this on Thursday, 26 June, ...

A bridge of dialogue between Muslims and Jews

“The vision of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has always embraced the idea and responsibility of serving as a bridge between Christians, Muslims, and Jews”. The Ecumenical ...

Patiently working for peace in the Holy Land

“We know that our Holy Land needs this fraternity between peoples, among Jews, Christians and Muslims.We already know that many men and women of good ...

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