Solidarity with abducted archbishops and nuns expressed

admin | 12 January 2014

Bethlehem, West Bank, (SANA) Participants of Theology and the Local Church Conference in the occupied Palestinian territories expressed solidarity with the abducted archbishops and nuns  by the armed terrorist groups in Syria, stressing the adherence of the Christians of the east to their Arab identity and rejection of isolationism, being original part and parcel in the region.

The participants stressed the importance of the meeting scheduled next May between Pope Francis’ and Patriarch of Constantinople in occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency said during the opening session of the Conference kicked off in Bethlehem, the West Bank, on Saturday.

They said that the historic meeting aims at highlighting the importance of the Christian’s presence in the East and the centralization of Palestine being the holy land in which Christianity set out to the whole world.

They condemned all attempts that aim at eradicating Christians from their Arab roots, stressing that the Christian-Muslim fraternity and cooperation are required in this critical stage more than any time before to foil the conspiracy that seeks to dismember the Arab Nation.

R. Milhem / Ghossoun

Source: SANA

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.