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Expression of solidarity following suicide attack on Syriac Orthodox Patriarch 2016. 06. 23.

Expression of solidarity following suicide attack on Syriac Orthodox Patriarch

Last Sunday, a suicide bomber attacked a church in Quamishli, Syria, where Patriarch Aphrem II Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church was commemorating the mass atrocities against Syriac and Armenian Christians, perpetrated by the Ottomans 100 years ago. Three members of the security forces were killed and five others wounded. In his letter addressed to the Patriarch, György Hölvényi, co-chair of the EPP Group working group for interreligious dialogue in the European Parliament, expressed his solidarity with the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church and sent his condolences to the victims.
Partnership of EU and churches necessary in providing humanitarian aid 2015. 07. 09.

Partnership of EU and churches necessary in providing humanitarian aid

The European Union should consider local churches as a key partner when providing humanitarian assistance for the persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, stressed György Hölvényi, co-chair of the European People's Party Working Group on interreligious dialogue at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Persecution of Christians: EPP Group has responsibility to help 2015. 07. 02.

Persecution of Christians: EPP Group has responsibility to help

“We must continue playing the leading role in supporting persecuted Christians around the world. It is our responsibility to offer them a helping hand in today’s accelerated crisis situation”, said MEPs György Hölvényi, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio and Jan Olbrycht at an EPP Group Hearing on the persecution of Christians.

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