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*2011 Another assassination attempt on the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]] was prevented by Turkish police;<ref>''[http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/world/news/63562/Assassination_attempt_on_Ecumenical_Patriarch_of_Constantinople_prevented Assassination attempt on Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople prevented].'' '''PanArmenian.net'''. March 9, 2011 - 17:12 AMT 13:12 GMT.</ref><ref group="note">"[[w:Hudson Institute|Hudson Institute]] fellow Lela Gilbert reports: "In recent weeks, a series of abuses against Christians has swept across the Muslim world. There has been [[w:Shahbaz Bhatti|a murder in Pakistan]], attacks on churches in Ethiopia, an attempted assassination of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Turkey and repeated pogroms against the Copts in Egypt. Now, rights groups are reporting new developments in Iran's anti-Christian crackdown, which has swept up nearly 300 Christian believers since June 2010." (Jennifer Rubin. ''[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-turn/2011/03/the_release_of_a_cuban.html Morning Bits]''. '''The Washington Post (Opinions)'''. 7:45 AM ET, 03/13/2011)</ref> glorification of Righteous [[Irodion of Lainici]] (+1900), former Abbott of [[w:Lainici Monastery|Lainici Monastery]] in Romania;<ref>[http://www.basilica.ro/en/patriarchate-news/proclamation_of_canonisation_of_saint_irodion_3521.html Proclamation of Canonisation of Saint Irodion]. Basilica News Agency. 01-05-2011 22:40.</ref> canonization of 1241 New Martyrs of [[w:Naousa, Imathia|Naoussa]], Greece, massacred by the Ottoman Turks from Thursday of Bright Week to the Sunday of Thomas in 1822.<ref>[http://www.ipernity.com/blog/81196/333998 The Canonization of 1241 New Martyrs of Naoussa]. Ipernity. July 5, 2011 at 05:38PM.</ref><ref>{{el icon}} [http://romfea.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8506:---1241---&catid=25:2009-12-18-08-37-46 Τελετή αγιοκατάταξης των 1241 νεομαρτύρων της Νάουσας]. Romfea.gr. Δευτέρα, 27 Ιούνιος 2011.</ref> launch of the ''"[http://stratigikes.com/stratigikes/christian.html The Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia]"'' 12-Volume set, blessed and sponsored by Ecumenical Patriarch [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I of Constantinople]], Patriarch [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodore II of Alexandria]], Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch|Ignatius IV of Antioch]], Patriarch [[Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem|Theophilos III of Jerusalem]], Archbishop [[Chrysostomos II (Demetriou) of Nea Justiniana|Chrysostomos II of Cyprus]], Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece]], and others.<ref>''[http://www.patriarchate.org/multimedia/photos?setID=72157626970188295&title=06/24/11:%20Launch%20of%20the%20Great%20Orthodox%20Christian%20Encyclopedia Launch of the Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia].'' '''The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople'''. 06/24/11. Retrieved: 2013-02-09.</ref><ref>{{el icon}} ''[http://stratigikes.com/stratigikes/christian.html Η Μεγαλη oρθoδoξη Χριςτιανικη εγκyκλoπαιδεια].'' Στρατηγικες Εκδοσεις. Retrieved: 2013-02-09.</ref><ref>{{el icon}} ''[http://www.amen.gr/article1553 Υπό έκδοση η νέα Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Χριστιανική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια].'' AMEN.GR. 26 Ιανουαρίου 2010, 14:04. Retrieved: 2013-02-09.</ref>
*2012 Ecumenical Patriarch [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]] gave a landmark address at the Turkish Parliament’s Constitution Conciliation Commission, tasked with drafting a new constitution for Turkey, presenting an 18-page report demanding equal treatment and rights for Turkey’s non-muslim communities, including state-aid for churches and minority schools;<ref>''[http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/orthodox-christian-leader-favors-constitution-promoting-religious-freedom-in-turkey/2012/02/20/gIQAJsD6OR_story.html Orthodox Christian leader favors constitution promoting religious freedom in Turkey].'' The Washington Post (AP). February 20, 2012.</ref><ref group="note">The subcommittee also heard the demands of Turkey’s Assyrian Christian community, represented by Kuryakos Ergün, the head of the Syriac Mor Gabriel Monastery Foundation.</ref> Bp. [[Makarios (Tillyrides) of Kenya]] officiates at the wedding of the Kenyan Prime Minister's son, Fidel Odinga, who was baptized ''Makarios'' in June, together with 22 other people.<ref>''[http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/bishop-makarios-kenya-officiates-kenyan-prime-minister-s-son-s-wedding/20120808 Bishop Makarios of Kenya officiates at Kenyan Prime Minister’s son’s wedding].'' Cyprus Mail. August 23rd 2012.</ref>
*2013 Fifty-three Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are arrested in Saudi Arabia for praying in a private home.<ref>''[http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Saudi-Arabia:-53-Ethiopian-Christians-arrested-for-praying-in-a-private-home-27187.html Saudi Arabia: 53 Ethiopian Christians arrested for praying in a private home].'' AsiaNews.it. 02/20/2013 10:37.</ref>
==See also==
* Schaff, Philip. ''History of the Christian Church''. (ISBN 156563196X)
* Shortt, Rupert (Religion Editor of the ''Times Literary Supplement''). ''[http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/christianophobia/9781846042751 Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack].'' The Random House Group, UK, 2012. 320pp. ISBN 9781846042751
* Trower, Philip. ''[http://www.amazon.ca/Catholic-Church-Counter-Faith-Christianisation/dp/1871217598 The Catholic Church and the Counter Faith: A Study of the Roots of Modern Secularism, Relativism and de-Christianisation].'' Family Publications. October 2006. 327pp. ISBN 9781871217599
* Walton, Robert C. ''Chronological and Background Charts of Church History''. (ISBN 0310362814)
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