• Orthodox Patriarch in Cairo: World is entering “post secular” age

    Orthodox Patriarch in Cairo: World is entering “post secular” age

    • Apr 28, 2017

    Ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt, the spiritual head of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, offered a blueprint for the future of interreligious dialogue based upon recognizing the central role religion plays in human life. He was speaking Thursday at the same event Pope Francis was scheduled to address on Friday.

  • Holy Sepulchre, Holy Saturday

    Holy Sepulchre, Holy Saturday

    • Apr 15, 2017

    A recent, and long needed, restoration of the most sacred chapel in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a small sign of the progress that has been made in the relationship among the Churches which control the shrine. This year – when Catholic and Orthodox Easter fall on the same day – Holy Saturday will be a busy day in the church.

  • Priest arrested in plot to poison head of Georgian church

    Priest arrested in plot to poison head of Georgian church

    • Feb 13, 2017

    Father Georgi Mamaladze, a high-profile priest in Georgia, was arrested at the Tbilisi airport on Friday with cyanide in his suitcase. Prosecutors believe he was plotting to poison a senior cleric, possibly Patriarch Ilia, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church.