» 12/23/2015, 00.00
Bartholomew: the Child Jesus, who was forced to become a refugee, "is the authentic guardian of today’s refugees"
In his Christmas message, the Ecumenical Patriarch describes as a “truly a disgrace for the entire human race” the fact that children who have a right to life, education and development within their own family are forced to leave their homeland. Offering help and assistance to these brothers and sisters is “the most precious gifts of the wise men to the newborn Lord”.
Bartholomew I: the Nativity, the only reality against falsehood and illusions
The Nativity message of the ecumenical patriarch stresses that "the hopes" of men - including finance - have now been unmasked and humiliated. Young people are also suffering and protesting over the uncertainty of their future. The Church proclaims the only way to dispel the darkness enveloping the planet.
Bartholomew: the Resurrection is the only answer to the desperation of today's man
Against the philosophers of the "death of God," the ecumenical patriarch stresses that for the Church as well, God did die, on Golgotha, but he rose again, it is "one who died who is the captain of life": in him, today's man, betrayed by his idols, can find consolation and salvation.
Bartholomew I’s Lenten message
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople asks all the faithful to engage in conversion to God and love of brother. We are like "broken pots ... every day because of the evil." Rediscovering our "likeness to God" to turn away from the "horrible crimes that we see these days hit the entire world."
Ecumenical patriarch: Easter, Christ’s victory over death belongs to all Christians
In his Easter message Bartholomew underlines how the resurrection, which the Orthodox world celebrates today, has changed the reality of all those who have faith in Him. A prayer for peace in the world.
Bartholomew: Christmas to overcome fanaticism and economic abuses
The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople issues a vibrant appeal against religious and political excesses and economic abuses by the powerful against the weak. He calls on people to embrace the message from Bethlehem for true peace on Earth.
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