Category Archives: Catholic Eastern Churches

New Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman, Melbourne

Tomorrow, 28 March 2014, will mark the canonical establishing of the Personal Parish of Blessed John Henry Newman in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. The parish will serve all those in the Archdiocese, which is Australia’s largest, wishing to worship in the … Continue reading

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Leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians, Shenouda lll dies. The Holy Father sends his condolences.

CAIRO, March 17 (Reuters) – Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of most of Egypt’s estimated 12 million Christians, died on Saturday from old age, his political adviser told Reuters. Bells tolled in Cairo’s Abbasiya district, site of … Continue reading

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Aleppo: A Syrian Mosaic

Diverse communities thrive in an ancient Syrian city by Spencer Osberg  The Syrian city of Aleppo ranks among the oldest continuously inhabited centers in the world. Deep beneath its protective walls, narrow alleys and clustered structures lay the remains of … Continue reading

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Turkey promises to return some Religious properties. (But not Roman Catholic!).

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Turkish prime minister’s announcement that the government will return hundreds of properties confiscated from non-Muslim religious groups or compensate the groups for properties sold to third parties is “a historic decision,” said the Vatican nuncio … Continue reading

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GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY LAND

VATICAN CITY, 21 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, has sent a letter to the bishops of the world concerning the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land. The English-language … Continue reading

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The effeminate West?

My colleague, Joyful Papist, has an intensely interesting post on her blog, which poses the question: is Eastern Christianity more attractive to us chaps than Latin Christianity. The reason posited in her post is that the difficulty and robustness of … Continue reading

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Christianophobia, and beyond: Father Samir on Europe and Islam in the wake of attacks against Copts in Alexandria

by Samir Khalil Samir The attack against the Church of Saints in Alexandria, Egypt, on December 31 last, shows in an increasing harsh light the growth of Christianophobia in the Islamic world (and beyond). It is important to denounce this … Continue reading

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European Parliament for Human Rights: Christians in Iraq have the same rights as Muslims

On the 14th. Dec. a delegation of Iraqi Bishops visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where they addressed the parliament on anti-Christian violence: We want Europe and the West to put pressure on the Iraqi government to guarantee the rights … Continue reading

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In Iraq, the Gospel lives

On Sunday 7 November, Nagam Riyadh, 26, sat in her church with a bandage around her knee, looking at an arrangement of candles. They made the shape of a cross, and inside were 51 sheets of paper, each with the … Continue reading

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