Politics

  • Ecumenical Patriarch met former President of Iran, Ahmadinejad (PHOTOS)

    Yesterday, January 14, 2022, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who served as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for eight years, visited the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on his own initiative. The president had a cordial conversation with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who, among other things, referred to his previous visits to Islamic countries in the context…

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  • Another 42 COVID-19 deaths recorded in NSW and Victoria as hospitalisations rise

    Australia has recorded another 42 deaths from COVID-19 as the number of people hospitalised with the virus continues to climb in the nation’s most populous states. Signage notifying customers that Rapid Antigen Test kits are sold out is seen on the entrance to a chemist in Sydney, Tuesday, 11 January, 2022. Source: AAP NSW has set a…

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  • Greek President sends message of unity

    President Katerina Sakellaropoulou was on Gavdos on Thursday for the celebrations of the Epiphany, sending a strong message of Greek unity and support to all remote areas of the country from the southernmost point of Europe. “From the southernmost point of our homeland and of Europe, Gavdos, near our islanders who safeguard a beautiful facet…

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  • Scott Morrison urges calm as COVID-19 hospitalisations rise and new infections surge

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to remain calm about the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged Australians to remain calm and to not be alarmed about the sharp rise in cases and hospitalisation figures. The national number of COVID-19 hospitalisations is approaching 2,000 with 1,963 noted on…

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  • Three dead, many missing after migrant boat sinks off Greece

    Greek authorities ramped up a major sea-and-air search and rescue operation in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday after a migrant smuggling vessel sank, leaving at least three people dead and dozens reported missing. The coast guard said 12 people, all believed to be from Iraq, were rescued from an inflatable dinghy off the island of…

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  • Orthodox Christians Yearn for Famous Halki Seminary 50 Years After Turkey Closed It

    Orthodox Christians Yearn for Famous Seminary 50 Years After Turkey Closed It The Halki Seminary, whose graduates include two saints, seven patriarchs, seven archbishops, and six metropolitans, has become an international bargaining chip. The classrooms and halls of the Halki Orthodox Seminary on the Turkish island of Heybeliada, in the Sea of Marmara south of…

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  • Masks back for Queenslanders from 1am tomorrow

    Mask mandates will return for indoor shopping venues in Queensland from 1am tomorrow, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced. Ms Palaszczuk said as COVID-19 cases surge in states like New South Wales, the new rules were an extra precaution over the Christmas period. “There are a lot of people coming in from New South Wales and…

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  • Mitsotakis: Turkey must not threaten Greece or Cyprus

    Turkey must realize that it cannot be threatening either Greece or Cyprus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German newspaper Handelsblatt on Wednesday. “We are not the ones who nurture fantasies about empires of bygone times,” noted Mitsotakis. He said he does not seek confrontation with Turkey, and that he is “on speaking terms with President…

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  • Church Leaders in Jerusalem Patriarchate declare the threatening of the Christian presence in the Holy Lands

    On December 13, 2021, the thirteen Christian Patriarchs and heads of the Churches of Jerusalem issued a joint statement, drawing the attention of government authorities and the general public to the threat of the Christian presence in the Holy Land stemming from the activities of extremist groups. They pointed out in particular the incidents of…

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  • NSW records 1360 COVID-19 cases as hundreds forced into isolation in Melbourne

    NSW has recorded more than a thousand new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time in months, while hundreds of people in Melbourne have been told to isolate after an Omicron case visited two nightclubs. The daily tally of new COVID-19 infections in NSW has jumped by more than 500, as the…

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