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July 26, 2018
“A threat to the way we live together”: New ruler of Chad appoints Muslim sultan to govern Christian area
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
Egypt: Mob attack on Coptic Orthodox church encouraged by police, mob chants ‘No church will be allowed here’
“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
International Christian Concern: Persecution of Pakistani Christians Heightens in First Six Months of 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
Ecumenical Patriarch prays for peace at meeting of Orthodox Patriarchs with Pope Francis on persecution of Middle East Christians
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
July 1, 1964: Turkey bans the teaching of Greek on the island on which the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was born
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
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Once Again Names Turkey Among the Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom Throughout the World
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its 2018 Annual Report, which documents violations of religious...
May 10, 2018
Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Calls for the Immediate Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish Prison
We note with sorrow that there has been little progress in Turkey regarding the unalienable rights that democratic nations take for granted. Chief...