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Syria: Thriller with two abducted Christian Bishops – video with shot driver?

Despite news claiming the two bishops were released by their abductors on Tuesday afternoon, the reality is much more sober and frustrating: Greek Orthodox Archbishop Pavlos and Syriac-Orthodox bishop Yohanna apparently remain in the hands of their kidnappers also on Wednesday noon. News coming from the area through the official …

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Syria: Kidnappers apparently released two Orthodox bishops

Several media reported on Tuesday afternoon that the two Orthodox bishops were released on Tuesday afternoon. Greek media citing Christian organization “l’Œuvre d’Orient” report that Archbishop of Aleppo Pavlos  Yazigi of the Greek Orthodox Church and Syrian Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim were released at 2:15 pm Tuesday. The brother of Pavlos, …

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Orthodox Christians, incl Greeks, want a strong Russia to counter the West

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe but also in Greece express pro-Russia views and many would like to see Russia playing a stronger role in the area in order to balance the influence of the West. According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center majorities in Orthodox countries …

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Prosecutor to investigate Bishop of Chios over “hate speech”

Greece’s General Secretary for Human Rights made an unprecedented move: Kostis Papaioannou He collected the recent “hate” statements made by Bishop of Chios Markos and forwarded them to the prosecutor in charge of Racism Crimes. The prosecutor should investigate whether the Bishop has committed any offenses. The General Secretary allegedly …

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Putin in Athens: Draconian security measures for Russian President

At least 2,500 members of Greek police, security and anti-terror units, have already been deployed all along the way from Athens airport to the city center, where the Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit President Prokopis Pavlopoulos first and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras half an hour later. The Greeks will …

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Legislation for same-sex couples adopted, while some Bishop had church bells ring in “mourning”

Greece made a huge step towards civil rights, despite the fact that some Greek Bishop had the church bells ring in “mourning” for two days. Greece made a significant step to harmonize the country’s legislation with the legislation of other European countries and officially accept the realities of 21st century: …

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New Greek Parliament opens after Jan 25 elections

A ceremony is taking place Thursday morning to swear in the 300 newly elected lawmakers. Greek MPs have to choice to take a religious (Greek Orthodox and Muslim) or a political oath that is held for the first time in the Parliament after a request of the SYRIZA-led coalition government. …

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Greek Church will not hold funeral services to those choosing cremation

Believers in Greece, beware! Greek Orthodox Church turns its back to those who choose cremation over traditional burial. In a circular sent to all Metropolises, the Holy Synod of Bishops says that no priest will hold a funeral service and a memorial service to those who explicitly declared they wanted …

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A summary of KTG posts Nov 27-28, 2013

For those who missed our posts on KTG.wordpress… below I copy paste the news. This is actually a service for the RSS Feed and E-mail subscribers: Rhodes floods: body of missing teacher washed ashore in Turkey Nov 27, 2013  The body of the teacher who went missing in Rhodes floods was …

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UPD3: Syrian rebels kidnap Greek-Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo

Two Aleppian bishops were kidnapped reportedly by Syrian rebels in the outskirts of the city Monday evening, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. The bishops are Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo Pavlos (Pavlos Yazigi) and Syriac Orthodox Bishop Ioannis (Yohanna Ibrahim) are the victims of kidnapping. The two clerics were in the …

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