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RUSSIA - SYRIA
Grand Mufti of Syria: The kidnapped Orthodox bishops are alive and in Turkey
Ahmad Hassoun Badreddin's words reported by directors of a Russian humanitarian organization engaged in the Middle East and who met the Syrian spiritual leader in Moscow. "Chechen militants and the Turkish authorities behind kidnap".
Aleppo prays for Orthodox bishops kidnapped a month ago
Bishop Audo, Chaldean Archbishop of Aleppo, speaks of the pain of the Syrian Christian community. For a month the population has been waiting for news on the conditions of Msgr. Youhanna Ibrahim and Msgr. Boulos Yaziji kidnapped on 22 April. The appeal of Bartholomew I, for the liberation of the two prelates and peace in Syria. The hopes for an end to the conflict is supported by the hymn "Christ is Risen Alleluia", which is heard every day in all the churches of the city.
18/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I: Turkish bureaucracy is trying to make us disappear
The Turkish foreign ministry and the state bureaucracy are trying to diminish the importance of the patriarchate for all of Orthodoxy. The shortcomings and errors of the report on minorities in Turkey. Putin hopes to visit Bartholomew.
05/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Bartholomew I at celebrations for the 1020 years of Christianity in Kiev
The decision has an ecumenical flavour. It is intended to create an occasion for dialogue among the three communities: Greek Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox. But there is murmuring against Constantinople in Moscow.
06/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I: Alexy II felt his end approaching, and worked for peace in the Church
The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople speaks with emotion of the last months of life for the deceased patriarch of Moscow, of reconciliation in the Orthodox world, and of the common mission to the contemporary world. A synod has been convened to decide on sending representatives from Constantinople to the funeral for Alexy II.
21/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I in Kiev: a "victory" over Alexy II?
The celebration of the 1020 years of Christianity in Ukraine risks being overthrown by the nationalistic interests of some Orthodox Churches, including Moscow. Ecumenical patriarch: Constantinople has never had political aims, but only spiritual interests in the growth of evangelization.
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