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Al-monitor reports on 'Pope's visit to Turkey is a chance to bridge ancient divide'
As Ankara prepares to receive Pope Francis on Nov. 28-30, Turkish media have noted with raised eyebrows that Turkish affairs do not appear to be uppermost on the pope’s mind. “It was conspicuous that the pope chose to speak of the ‘Ecumenical Patriarchate’ and ‘Constantinople’ rather than of Turkey,” when referring to the destination of his upcoming visit, the daily Milliyet pointed out huffily. Full Text
The Irish Times reports on 'Turkey accused of turning blind eye to destruction of Christian sites'
The light of day was quickly fading as a farmer gestured to follow him through a doorway into the stone outhouse. Inside, in the darkness, there are sacks of animal food and dust-covered machinery. Full Text
Fourth Annual Saint Andrew's Freedom Forum
Please join the Saint Andrew's Freedom Forum for the Fourth Annual Congressional St. Andrew's Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception, November 19, 2014 Full Text
OCN reports on 'Patriarch John of Antioch: Jihadists Do Not Frighten Us'
In his interview with VIMA, Patriarch John of Antioch highlighted the necessity of international mobilization for peace in the Middle East and the release of the two bishops of Aleppo who were kidnapped 18 months ago on the Turkish-Syrian border. Full Text
Breitbart reports on '90 percent of Orthodox Christians in Iraq have been displaced'
The Islamic State's (ISIS/ISIL) invasion of Iraq has left 90% of the nation's Orthodox Christians displaced, fleeing religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, according to Ghattas Hazim, Greek Orthodox Bishop for Baghdad, Kuwait, and their surroundings, who must now travel into that territory and unite his congregation. In an interview with Al Monitor, Hazim confirmed that current estimates of Christians belonging to his congregation in Iraq have reduced dramatically, with 90% of them being displaced from their homes. Islamic State terrorism and religious persecution have forced some to flee; others have begun to move, expecting their fate to be similar to those already in ISIS-conquered territory. Full Text
The Huffington Post reports on 'Turkey's Opportunity With the Ecumenical Patriarchate'
The actions -- and inaction -- of Turkey in the fight against the evil Islamic State reinforces the foreign policy axiom that there are no permanent allies or enemies, just interests. Full Text
Christopher Stratakis, Esq. honored with Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship
Archbishop Demetrios joined the Order of Saint Andrew in honoring Christopher Stratakis, Esq. by bestowing upon him the "Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship." The Award was presented during a special celebratory dinner dance held at the New York Hilton Hotel, which launched the Annual Archon Weekend on Friday, October 17 Full Text
Jay Alan Sekulow, PhD, JD honored with Athenagoras Human Rights Award
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, together with the Order of Saint Andrew's National Commander Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis presented the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the Jay Alan Sekulow, PhD, JD. Dr. Sekulow is the Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice. Full Text
19 Churchmen invested as Archons of the Great Church of Christ
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, together with the Order of Saint Andrew's National Commander Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis presented the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the Jay Alan Sekulow, PhD, JD. Dr. Sekulow is the Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and the European Centre for Law and Justice. The Award was presented during the annual Athenagoras Human Rights Award Banquet held at the New York Hilton Hotel on October 19, 2014, with some 500 Archons and guests in attendance. Full Text
Annual Archon Weekend Schedule of Events and Information
The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 17-19 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. Jay Sekulow, will be the recipient of this year's Athenagoras Human Rights Award at the Archon Grand Banquet, Saturday, October 18 while Archon Christopher Stratakis will be the recipient of the Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship on Friday, October 18. Full Text
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