Many people know about the Gagauz people, who are primarily Orthodox Christian, but the Gagauz Muslims are a lesser known minority-within-a-minority.
The Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem said it will not compromise on its religious rights as Israel restricts attendance for the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Greek government restricted its Orthodox population from celebrating the Epiphany. In Turkey, Istanbul’s Greeks marked it with a famous ceremony of the blessing of the waters.
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says at least 123 people were killed and some 500 injured amid one of worst outbreaks of ethnic violence in the country in years.
Mutafyan, officially known as Mesrob II, stepped down from his duties as patriarch of Turkey's Armenian Orthodox Christian community because of ill health. He passed away on Friday in the city of his birth, Istanbul.
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