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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, resigned Sunday.


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named a Brazilian journalist, Christiane Murray, as his deputy spokeswoman Thursday, in the latest important appointment boosting the presence and prestige of women at the Vatican.


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sent Syrian President Bashar Assad a letter expressing his "profound concern" for the humanitarian situation in Syria and in particular the plight of civilians in Idlib province.

NEW WILMINGTON – The New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC) will hold its 114th annual gathering from July 19-26 at Westminster College.

SHARON – The Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, recently announced that the Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, bishop of Erie, has relegated St. Stanislaus Kostka to “profane but not sordid use.” The technical designation refers to the canon law process by which a bish…

GROVE CITY – The Project on Rural Ministry is looking for a few good pastors to be part of a collaborative effort to strengthen churches and communities in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio and southwestern New York.

This Week's Circulars


Doris, 86, of Farrell. Calling hours: 10 a.m. Wednesday (8-21-19) at WILBERT L. SHANNON FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 33 Broadway Ave., Wheatland, 16161. Service of remembrance: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Doris Green, 86, of Farrell, died on Aug. 15, 2019, in Sharon Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Green was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Bostwick, Ga., to Robert and Claudia Robertson Jordan. Her husband of 42 years Charles Green, whom she married July 28, 1956, died Oct. 11, 1998. Surviving her ar…

James H., 74, of Fredonia. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (8-22-19) in BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Pastor Tim Clark, pastor of Emmanuel Christian Church, officiating. Inurnment: Crestview Memorial Park, Gro…

Joseph A., 73, of Hubbard. Calling hours: Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (08-21-19) at the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 North Main Street, Hubbard, Ohio. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Please visit www.krcummins.com to viewthis obituary and t…


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