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Meet Sea-Watch 4: vessel of hope, instrument of peace

Meet Sea-Watch 4: vessel of hope, instrument of peace

The rescue ship Sea-Watch 4, purchased by a crowdfund led by the Evangelical Church in Germany, is ready to start operating in the Mediterranean Sea to help migrants attempting to reach Europe from north Africa.

Kobus Gerber, South African ecumenical leader, passes away at 69

Kobus Gerber, South African ecumenical leader, passes away at 69

Dr Kobus Gerber, the first general secretary of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, passed away in the early hours of 6 August, following heart surgery.

Roma genocide memorial observed by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

Roma genocide memorial observed by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain

On 8 August, following celebration of Divine Liturgy, a memorial service was held by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain for the repose of the souls of all Roma victims of the Holocaust, usually commemorated annually on 2 August.The memorial was held at the Archdiocesan Chapel and presided over by Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain.