Archbishop Gabriel’s health

Archbishop Gabriel was victim to a small brain haemorrhage at the end of last week, after the celebration of the feast of the Nativity according to the Julian calendar. According to the doctors, this haemorrhage is a sequela of the chemotherapy treatment which he had received during 2011. He went into Bichat Hospital on the evening of Saturday 7th January, and he was discharged on Monday 9th January. He feels well, but following the advice of the doctors he left immediately to rest. He has cancelled all his appointments for the month of January.

Communiqué No. 04-11 of the Council of the Archdiocese

The latest Communiqué from the Archdiocese can be viewed here.

His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholemew, 2011 Message for the Day of the Protection of the Environment

Beloved children in the Lord, 

God’s grace renders us worthy today to commence yet another ecclesiastical year, one more festive cycle, within whose blessed opportunities we are called to struggle spiritually in order better to evaluate the potential that we have been granted for growing “in the likeness” of God so that we also might become His saints.   More here

Latest Communiqué from the Archdiocese

Click here for the Communiqué N° 03-11 of the Diocesan Council Meeting on June 22nd and 23rd 2011.

Meeting of the Augmented Council of the Archdiocese and the Archbishop’s Jubilee

A meeting of the Archdiocesan Council was held on June 23rd, augmented by the presence of the Deans and the Chairman of the canonical commission of the diocese (Tribunal ecclésiastique).

Latest Communiqué from the Archdiocese

Click here for the Communiqué N° 01-11 of the Council of the Archdiocese Meetings of 24 February 2011.


Click here to read the Easter message of His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Comane.

Address by Archbishop Gabriel to Patriarch Bartholomew

On the final day of his four day visit to Paris, on the morning of Thursday, April 14, His Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch paid a visit to the Institute of St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute. Below is the welcoming speech of Archbishop Gabriel to the patriarch.

Your All Holiness,

It is for us a wonderful grace to have the opportunity to welcome you to our Institute of Theology on the occasion of your visit to Paris to present the new edition of the Ecumenical Translation of the Bible. We are truly delighted.

Latest Communiqué from the Archdiocese

Click here for the Communiqué N° 01-11 of the Council of the Archdiocese Meetings of 24 February 2011.

Communiqué from the Archdiocese on Archbishop Gabriel’s health

On January 27 Archbishop Gabriel underwent a surgical operation which had been planned for some time. He was released from hospital on 2 February and after a short convalescence resumed his duties at the headquarters of the Archdiocese on February 22. The operation went well, a lung tumour was removed, postoperative test results are satisfactory and doctors say they are confident.


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