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An Iraqi Christian, who fled the fighting in his home town and now lives in Lebanon

Pope to ROACO recalls suffering of Eastern-rite Christians

22/06/2017 12:04

Pope Francis on Thursday met with members of ROACO, (Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches) who have been holding their 90th plenary assembly in Rome this week.

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow, July 30, 2016

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow, July 30, 2016

Pope Francis issues motu proprio harmonizing Canon Law codes

15/09/2016 12:55

Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter motu proprio on Thursday, in which he brings the basic legal instruments that govern the Latin Church and the Eastern Churches in communion with Rome more closely into accord with one another

 

Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where major restoration work is being funded by ROACO and by other Christian communities

Pope Francis thanks ROACO group for support of Eastern Churches

16/06/2016 12:32

Pope Francis met on Thursday with members of the ROACO (Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches) Assembly which raises funds for Christians in the Eastern-rite Churches

Bishop Borys Gudziak of Paris, Head of External Relations for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Bishop Borys Gudziak of Paris, Head of External Relations for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Ukraine bishop: Pope's appeal for Ukraine morally significant

06/04/2016 17:40

 A high ranking leader of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church, Bishop Borys Gudziak of Paris, has praised Pope Francis’s appeal to raise funds to aid the people of Ukraine who have suffered two years of ongoing conflict.

 

Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius Naickamparambil

Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius Naickamparambil was nominated the first Exarch of the newly-erected Syro-Malankara Exarchate of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States and Canada

Pope Francis erects new Syro-Malankara Eparchy in US, Canada

04/01/2016 12:00

Pope Francis on Monday erected the Syro-Malankara Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States and Canada, nominating Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius Naickamparambil as its first Bishop

 

Pope Francis with Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 12, 2015.

Pope Francis with Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 12, 2015.

Telegram for the death of Armenian Patriarch

25/06/2015 16:53

Pope Francis on Thursday sent a telegram of condolences to the Patriarchal Synod of the Patriarchate of Cilicia of the Armenians, in Beirut, for the sudden death of the Patriarch, His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, at the age of 75.