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July 26, 2018
There are roughly 300,000 Christians in Iran. Most of them are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, an ancient Church that broke off communion...
July 26, 2018
It is good that Pastor Brunson has been allowed to leave prison for health reasons, but Secretary of State Pompeo is correct: “We welcome long...
July 26, 2018
The persecution of Christians is not always a matter of violence. In some instances it takes the form of peaceful attempts to hinder the practice of...
July 23, 2018
“There are at least approximately 3000 pending applications from churches that still need to be examined by the government commission set up to...
July 18, 2018
For many months the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has been calling attention to the plight of Pastor...
July 18, 2018
Christianity in India traces its origin to St. Thomas the Apostle, who traveled there with the message of the Gospel after the Resurrection of our...
July 18, 2018
In the early centuries of Christianity, the area that is modern-day Algeria was a center of Latin-speaking Orthodoxy. North Africa was the home of...
July 14, 2018
Pakistan is home to over two million Christians, all of whom face the daily risk of persecution and harassment. A small number of these Christians...
July 11, 2018
We are in prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt as they are persecuted for their faith in our Lord and...
July 10, 2018
Archbishop Demetrios has said: “The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians throughout the world…Our...
July 8, 2018
On Saturday, July 7, His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first Prelate of Orthodoxy, met with other Orthodox Patriarchs and...
July 7, 2018
At the time of World War I, on Imbros there were 8,000 Greeks and on Tenedos near 3,000. Now there are 800 on Imbros and no more than 30 on Tenedos....
July 6, 2018
We commend this initiative and pray that it succeeds. The government of Turkey is brazenly disregarding the freedom of religion in holding the...
May 11, 2018
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its 2018 Annual Report, which documents violations of religious...
May 10, 2018
We note with sorrow that there has been little progress in Turkey regarding the unalienable rights that democratic nations take for granted. Chief...