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Photo: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople embraces newly enthroned Pope Francis after his inaugural Mass in Rome on March 19, 2013.

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Ukrainian Church Hierarchs Release Easter Messages 2014-04-18
Passion Thursday Pastoral Letter of His Beatitude Sviatoslav to priests of the Ukrainian Catholic Church 2014-04-18
The Head of the UGCC on Palm Sunday: "Let’s set weapons aside and allow Jesus Christ to enter into our land" 2014-04-18
"On the territory of Central Ukraine we happened as a church community..." - the Head of the UGCC addressed to the priests of Kyiv archdiocese 2014-04-18
Coptic Catholic cleric named as Pope's 2nd priest-secretary 2014-04-18
Jerusalem’s Christian leaders issue Easter message 2014-04-18
Leading Egyptian presidential candidates to attend Coptic Easter vigil 2014-04-18
The Message of Patriarch Sako: At Easter, the power of Christ's broken and risen body pushes Iraq to new life 2014-04-18
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael, in Easter message, asks peaceful future for Iraq 2014-04-17
Damascus Old City: 60 children injured by shell-fire from criminal armed bands 2014-04-17
Child killed, dozens hurt as missile strikes Catholic school in Damascus 2014-04-15
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I exhorts Ukrainians to unity 2014-04-15
Patriarch Gregory III welcomes Syrian government’s victory in historic Christian town 2014-04-15
Greek Orthodox prelates denounce Catholicism as heresy 2014-04-15
Paschal Letter 2014 Of His Beatitude Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem 2014-04-13
UGCC Issues Instructions for Behavior of Priests during Elections 2014-04-12
Catholics in Crimea isolated, fear losses 2014-04-10
UOC-MP Urges Priests to be Patriots and Prevent Separatist Sentiments among Laity 2014-04-10
Ukraine's Roman Catholic bishops condemn separatism and incitement to religious hatred 2014-04-10
Cardinal Delly, former Chaldean patriarch, dead at 86 2014-04-09
Moscow patriarch compares Ukrainian protests to Russian Revolution 2014-04-09
Missionary priest killed in Homs, Syria 2014-04-07
CTV Video: Fire levels Toronto-area Ukrainian Catholic church 2014-04-06
Fire destroys St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brampton, Ontario 2014-04-05
Bishop calls Bosnia-Herzegovina an 'artificial state' 2014-04-05
Papal message to new Syrian Orthodox patriarch 2014-04-05
On Sunday UGCC will perform the Act of placing Ukraine under the Intercession of the Blessed Mother 2014-04-05
Ukrainian Council of Churches Condemns Separatism and Advocates for Integrity and Inviolability of Ukraine’s Borders 2014-04-05
Patriarch Sviatoslav raps Moscow patriarchate for failure to condemn Russian aggression in Crimea 2014-04-02
New Jersey prelate to lead Syrian Orthodox Church 2014-04-02
Patriarch Kyrill I criticizes transgender ideology 2014-04-02
UGCC Stryj eparchy has auxiliary bishop 2014-04-02
Kharkiv Exarchate of UGCC Created, First Exarch Appointed 2014-04-02
Crimean Tatars offered the Orthodox Christians of Kyiv Patriarchate to hold services in their mosques 2014-03-28
Priests from Various Denominations Help Defend Ukraine’s Borders 2014-03-28
Report: 98 churches have been destroyed in Syria 2014-03-28
Ukrainian Catholics face rising hostility from Russian police, Russian Orthodox 2014-03-26
Lebanese Christians, Muslims join in Marian devotion 2014-03-26
Maronite Patriarch: Lebanese voters, not factions, should choose next president 2014-03-26
Iraq’s Christian leaders urge participation in elections 2014-03-25
Pope Francis receives Greek Orthodox delegation 2014-03-25
Bishop Bohdan (Dziurakh): “It is imperative to repudiate the shameless lies being spread by the power of the aggressor by witnessing to truth and goodness” 2014-03-24
UGCC is offering training for priests who are providing pastoral services to people on the Maidan 2014-03-24
Letter by His Beatitude Sviatoslav to Priests of UGCC Odesa and Crimea Exarchates 2014-03-24
ACN sends aid to Kyiv and Crimea 2014-03-24
Church in Prykarpattia Burns Down 2014-03-24
Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas dead at 80 2014-03-24
Department for Religious Affairs Officially States that No UOC-MP Churches Were Seized During or After EuroMaidan 2014-03-23
Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (MP) 2014-03-21
Conference of European Churches expressed their solidarity with Ukrainian people 2014-03-21

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