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Monastery in Ukraine responds to the consequences of war

During the recent solidarity visit to Ukraine, a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation was welcomed at the Banchen monastery in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine, witnessing its active involvement supporting and sheltering victims of Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.

WCC acting general secretary in Ukraine: “We came here to show our solidarity”

During the recent solidarity visit in Ukraine, a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation has met with various state institutions working with religious issues, listening and learning from the victims of the ongoing war and asking for support in giving permission to the members of the delegation of Ukrainian Churches to leave the country and attend the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe. 

Patriarch Theophilos III relays Christians’ concerns to US President Joe Biden

After being received by representatives of the churches managing the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem on 15 July, President Joseph Biden was accompanied on a short tour to the site of the birth of Christ, where he was awaited by Patriarch Theophilos III, the Custos Father Patton, and the Armenian Orthodox Patriarch Norahan Manugian, all of whom took Biden on a tour and exchanged discussion with him in the presence of a number of Palestinian officials.

“No necesitamos más simpatía: necesitamos acción”, afirma el director del New Imperial Hotel de Jerusalén

A los seis años de edad, Abu El Walid Dajani empezó a ayudar a su padre a dirigir el hotel New Imperial, cercano a la Puerta de Jaffa, en Jerusalén. El histórico inmueble es propiedad del Patriarcado Ortodoxo Griego y fue arrendado antes de 1967 a la familia Dajani para que lo explotara como hotel. Ahora, con 77 años, es Dajani quien dirige el establecimiento. Pero la amenaza de desahucio está desbaratando el modo de vida que su familia ha conocido durante generaciones.