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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis Issue Joint Declaration

  JERUSALEM – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Holiness Pope Francis crossed a fifty-year milestone today, continuing the legacy of their predecessors Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. In 1964, those leaders broke a silence of centuries...

What Will The Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch Discuss in Their Historic Meeting?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will have three historical meetings to honor their predecessors and discuss a variety of world issues on May 25 and 26, 2014 in Israel. This historical dialogue might have a tremendous impact on the two...

Ancient Greek Magic Curse Tablet Found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists found a 1,700-year-old curse tablet from a Roman mansion in the City of David in Jerusalem. A magician named Kyrilla had written in the tablet curses in Greek, for a man named Lennys. The mansion, which is being excavated...

Spray Threats On Jerusalem Greek Monastery

A Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem has been defaced by vandals with graffiti that stated "Death to Christianity” and "Jesus, son of a whore," officials said on Dec. 12. The overnight attack on the Monastery of the Cross was the...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Visits Holy Land

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill was in Jerusalem on Friday for his first visit to the Holy Land since becoming head of the powerful church in 2009. As his motorcade arrived at the Old City's Jaffa Gate, he was welcomed by...

Scientists: Jesus Christ May Have Had an Entire Family

Thousands of visitors travel to Israel every year, mostly of religious interest. Religion and science are two totally different fields, so their representatives are sometimes opposed to what the other says. In the 1980's, archaeologists found an underground grave in...

New Archaeological Findings in Jerusalem Trace Back to the First Christians

Employing a remote control robotic camera to search inside an intact first century tomb in the south of the Old City of Jerusalem has brought new evidence to light that might change current assumptions about the first Christians. The findings...

Unknown Vandals Spray Graffiti Threat on Greek Orthodox Monastery in Jerusalem

A Jerusalem monastery, built on the site where tradition says the tree used in the making of Jesus's cross once stood, was defaced with "Death to Christians" graffiti on Tuesday. The words "Price Tag" daubed on a vandalized car parked...

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem to Visit Cyprus

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem will be paying an official visit to Cyprus, from February 10th to the 13th, at the invitation of Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus. According to a notice, the Patriarch of Jerusalem will land in Larnaka Airport on...