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Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists (UOJ) Author: Elena Yufereva Representatives of the Albanian Church propose to discuss the “Ukrainian issue” and ensure the unity of Orthodoxy throughout the world. The Albanian Orthodox Church calls for an All-Orthodox Council to be convened, reports romfea.gr. “As the unprecedented distress of Orthodoxy in Ukraine intensifies and the unspeakable suffering of the Orthodox faithful reaches a climax, an Ecumenical Orthodox Council, which is known to be convened by the Ecumenical Patriarch and acts even if some Local Churches are absent, as was the case with the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete in…

Source: Catholic Online By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) Conference will be the first in over 1,200 years Calling for a peaceful end to the crisis in Ukraine and denouncing violence which is driving Christians out of the Middle East, patriarchs of the world’s 250 million Orthodox Christians ended a rare summit in Istanbul this past weekend. At the summit, twelve heads of autonomous Orthodox churches also agreed to hold an ecumenical council of bishops in 2016, the first in over 1,200 years. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The Ukraine crisis overshadowed their talks. As the prelates left a special…