Articles on this issue "Eastern Churches"
Pope Francis hasconfirmed the election of Rev. Sarkis Davidian as Armenian bishop of Ispahan, Iran. Sarkis Davidianwas born in 1943 in Aleppo, Syria, and was ordained a priest in 1970. He has …read more
Pope Francis has extended the boundaries of the Eparchy of Mandya, including the six civil districts of the Bangalore region, and accepted the election of Father Antony Kariyil as bishop. The …read more
Lack of Properties Means Difficult Living Situations
This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. -- “Priests who do not have a calling will not last long here in the Ukraine.” Such, plain and simple, is the …read more
Bishop-elect Paul Abdel Sater Studied Moral Theology in Boston
Pope Francis has givenhis assent to the canonical election by the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Maronite Church, of Rev. Paul Abdel Sater as bishop of the patriarchal curia. Paul Abdel …read more
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Joseph Kodakallil as eparchial bishop of Satna of the Syro-Malabars, India. Joseph Kodakallil was born in Upputhode, India, in 1965and ordained a priest in …read more
"The earth of those regions is ploughed by the steps of all those seeking refuge, and irrigated by the blood of so many men and women, among them numerous Christians, persecuted because of their faith"
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Monday to participants in the 88th Plenary Assembly of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO). * * * Dear …read more
This Easter, the patriarchs and the leaders of Christian Churches in Jerusalem have sent an Easter message and have exhorted people everywhere, despite violence erupting in their region, to …read more
Pope Francis has named Father George D. Gallaro, 67, a priest of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, Massachusetts, as bishop of the Byzantine Eparchy of Piano degli Albanesi in Palermo, Italy. …read more
“The Christian world has lost an important spiritual leader, a courageous and wise pastor who faithfully served his community in extremely challenging times.” Pope Francis expressed this in a …read more