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Syrian archbishops ‘most likely dead’

14 June 2013 Speakers at a conference in Oxford last week gave strong indications that the two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped near the Syrian city of Aleppo on 22 April had been killed. A senior regional source said he thought Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi had been murdered on the day that they were kidnapped. The pair ... Read More »

ISN’T PASCHA A TIME FOR PEACE AND JOY? – WELL NOT FOR MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS!

PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS ‘MISTREATED’ BY ISRAEL AT EASTER CELEBRATIONS (Source: AlArabiya) Israel is causing “countless difficulties” for Palestinian Christians and Muslims to reach their holy sites, the Palestine Liberation Organization said late Saturday as Orthodox Christians held the “Holy Fire” ceremony in Jerusalem. Thousands of Israeli police officers were deployed on the eve of the Orthodox Easter as throngs of Christians ... Read More »

Metropolitan Demands that Golden Dawn Clarifies its Neo-Pagan Stance

In a recent long announcement, Metropolitan Serapheim of Piraeus spoke about the Neo-Pagan character and sympathies of the extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn. Within his declaration, he called upon Golden Dawn leaders to clarify exactly what their position was regarding Christianity and the Church. In forcefully expressing himself, he highlighted his concern regarding the reinstitution  of a deceased religion which ... Read More »

ONEROUS NEWS FROM SYRIA – MISSING CHRISTIAN HIERARCHS

SYRIAN CHURCH OFFICIALS SAY 2 ALEPPO-BASED BISHOPS WHO WERE KIDNAPPED REMAIN MISSING Author: Barbara Surk, 24 April 2013 The whereabouts of two bishops kidnapped in northern Syria remain unknown, Syrian church officials said Wednesday, a day after telling reporters that they had been released. Bishop Tony Yazigi of the Damascus-based Greek Orthodox Church said Tuesday that the bishops, both working ... Read More »

NOEL BABA: WILL THE REAL SANTA CLAUSE PLEASE STAND UP?

At Christmas time in year four of primary school, I was officially crowned the most unpopular pupil in class. The reason for earning this rather dubious title, is that in response to my teacher’s question as to whether we were cognizant of the identity of Santa Claus, I stated: “Yeah, I know, he was an old Greek priest who lived ... Read More »

WILL I BE SILENCED BY FEAR?

A Christian woman activist in Pakistan longs to speak out against oppressive “blasphemy laws” but is hindered by a climate of intimidation. I see myself as an extrovert person and cannot stop speaking out against injustice and inhuman practices that suppress women and religious minorities in Pakistan. Being a member of a minority community I have always felt I must ... Read More »

OUR SUFFERING SISTERS: THE PLIGHT OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS

  INTRODUCTORY REMARK AND THOUGHTS Women are honoured in God’s family, but tragically the experience of many Christian women around the world does not reflect this. Our sisters in Christ who live in places of persecution and pressure may experience a double problem of ill-treatment, in which they suffer for both their faith and their gender. For example, under Islamic ... Read More »

More Headaches for Christians Around the World!

Some Introductory Remarks As usual, it comes as no surprise that the following articles have not, or will never be seen, aired or published within the mainstream Australian media. For all its talk and bluster about human rights, freedom and democracy, it is a grave omission by the Australian mass-media that we rarely see the reporting of the problems to ... Read More »

SOME THINGS JUST NEVER CHANGE

It is very interesting, if not revealing, that within the mainstream media we do not hear the truth or the full details of racism, hatred or prejudice that is within our midst and afflicting our societies. Nor do we hear as to how “multiculturalism” is used as a weapon and a defence by people who accuse others of hatred, racism ... Read More »

Further Updates from Syria

Prologue Dearly beloved readers, the news that I receive from friends and acquaintances from those in the Middle East, and especially from Syria is very bleak. The anger, sorrow and the atrocities expressed within these letters I cannot bring myself to publish because it is too painful for me personally, but they are very telling of the situation upon the ... Read More »