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Morocco Royals Remember the Late Hassan II

  March 29, 2010 at 1:43 am by

On the occasion of the eleventh anniversary of the late King Hassan II’s death; King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and his cousin Prince Moulay Ismail, attended on Friday in the Mohammed V mausoleum in Rabat a religious evening. On this occasion, verses of the Quran were proclaimed followed by panegyrics of the Prophet and prayers for the King. The Royal Family also stayed some time … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval on Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  February 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm by

Prince Charles Philippe d’Orleans, duke of Anjou, and his Portuguese wife, princess Diane d’Orleans, duchess of Anjou, duchess of Cadaval went on a pilgrimage to Israel with a delegation of the order of Saint Lazare, and its chairman the count Piccapietra. The group went to the holy land in the first week of January, as can be read on the website of the duke. The group visited the mount of … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Gets United In Freedom

  January 27, 2010 at 11:13 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the meeting ‘In vrijheid verbonden’ (united in freedom) in Utrecht. The meeting was first organised during Queen beatrix’ 25th jubilee in 2005, to focus on the religious and cultural variety of The Netherlands. During Monday’s meeting six different religious groups asked for attention for tolerance and respect for the differences between people. Representatives from the Jewish community, Buddhism, Christianity, Hindoeism, Humanism and … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Performs Eid Al-Adha Prayer

  November 27, 2009 at 9:28 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II joined worshippers in performing the Eid Al Adha prayer Friday morning at the King Hussein bin Talal Mosque in Amman. Also performing the Eid prayer along with the King was Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein and Prince Ra’ad bin Zeid. King Abdullah congratulated the Jordanians on this special day this past Thursday. The speech was … Continue reading

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Serbian Royals deeply saddened by the death of Patriarch Pavle

  November 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm by

Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine, Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander all expressed their deepest sorrow at the passing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle. They sent their sincere condolences to the Serbian Orthodox Church and its followers in Serbia and Worldwide. The Royal Palace released the following statement from the Crown Prince: “I am deeply, deeply saddened to learn that His Holiness has surrendered his soul … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding of the Count & Countess of Paris

  September 27, 2009 at 11:28 am by

TRH Prince Henri and Princess Micaela d’Orleans, Count and Countess of Paris, married yesterday in a religious ceremony in Arcangues, France. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in 1984, after the divorce of the Count from his first wife Maria Teresa of Wurttemberg, Duchess of Montpensier; the religious wedding took place after the annulment of the Count’s previous marriage was granted by the Roman Rota last year. Despite … Continue reading

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President meets with UAE Ambassadors and Representatives

  September 4, 2009 at 4:52 pm by

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan met yesterday with UAE ambassadors and representatives of regional and international organisations who came to greet him on the Holy month of Ramadan. His Highness the president highlighted the importantance played by the country’s ambassadors in strengthening the UAE’s bonds with other nations and boosting the country’s image worldwide saying, “Since its establishment, the UAE has adopted a balanced and moderate … Continue reading

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Swedish Archbishop to Preside over the Crown Princely Wedding

  August 24, 2009 at 5:06 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the names of the four bishops who will preside over the wedding of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling in June 2010. Archbishop Anders Wejryd will officiate the ceremony, which will take place at Storkyrkan in Gamla Stan. He will be assisted by Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, Bishop Antje Jackelén and Dean [Vicar] Åke Bonnier. According to the press release, each Bishop was … Continue reading

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Freedom of Faith and Discerning Dialogue

  June 20, 2009 at 12:57 am by

In an uncharacteristic move, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has advocated and in fact urged for leaders of the three largest faiths in the world, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, to come together and work towards a peace among the religions in the region. In a scene straight from the middle ages, and unfortunately still true today, these three monotheistic faiths are still, as they have always been, at war of … Continue reading

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A Busy Week for Haakon

  June 14, 2009 at 11:35 am by

In the beginning of the week, Tuesday June 9th , Crown Prince Haakon and his father King Harald V attend a ceremony at the synagogue in Oslo. Rabbi Joav Melchior welcomed the Royals to his synagogue and underlined the symbolic meaning of this visit to support the dialogue between the Jews and Christians. You can find a gallery of the visit here. On June 11th Haakon attended a conference about … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Continues To Shine During Official Visit to Canada

  June 7, 2009 at 2:59 pm by

During the past two days, Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is better known as the Countess of Wessex, has been very busy. She has participated in ceremonies honoring police and the military. Her whirlwind schedule continued today as she participated in church services at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, according to an article in the Edmonton Journal. The Countess read from the Book of Isaiah during the Sunday morning service. Shortly before the … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family attends Octave Closing

  May 18, 2009 at 1:47 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force yesterday, celebrating the closure of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg. The event is an annual event attended by the family. In attendance this year, as usual, were the Grand Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastien and Prince Louis and his wife Tessy de Nassau. The family participated in the traditional procession, where the statue … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King & Queen welcome Pope

  May 12, 2009 at 3:15 am by

Pope Benedict XVI began his first four-day trip to Jordan on Friday. The Pope was given a red-carpet welcome by the Jordanian King Abudllah and his wife Queen Rania. The Pope is in the region to promote peace and dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Benedict said “My visit to Jordan gives me a welcome opportunity to speak of my deep respect for the Muslim community, and to pay tribute to … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix, Calvin & Us

  May 8, 2009 at 7:37 am by

Yesterday Queen Beatrix opened the exposition ‘Calvin & us’ in the Grote Kerk in Gouda. The evening started with a speech by Ds. Selderhuis, about Calvin, Calvinism and the Netherlands.  Selderhuis also referred to the tragedy in Apeldoorn on April 30th. ‘What real calvinism is, we were able to witness last week. When on a bright day it became dark all of a sudden. Ramsey Nasr, national poet, opened the exhibition with a … Continue reading

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‘Prince Laurent Wanted To Become A Muslim’

  May 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm by

Belgium’s prince Laurent never ceases to amaze people. This time the Flemish royalty author Jan van den Berghe, claims in his new book ‘God in Laken, het Belgische koningshuis en het katholicisme’ (God at Laeken, the Belgisan royal family and catholicism) that prince Laurent wanted to become a muslim and that he wanted to marry a woman from Mauretania. The magazine ‘Knack’ was able to read Van den Berghe’s book … Continue reading

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Pope to visit Jordan in May

  March 9, 2009 at 10:02 am by

Upon an invitation by His Majesty King Abdullah II, Pope Benedict XVI will start a four day visit to Jordan starting May 8. This will be the Pope’s first trip to the region as head of the Catholic Church. During the visit, King Abdullah will discuss the relations between the Kingdom and the Vatican as well as issues related to promoting inter-faith dialogue and Muslim-Christian coexistence. The visit will be … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Visits the Medinaceli Basilica

  March 6, 2009 at 1:20 pm by

Infanta Elena of Spain visited today the Christ of Medinaceli Basilica in Madrid to venerate the image of the Jesus Nazareno. With this visit Infanta Elena continues with the Royal Family’s tradition of paying homage to the image every first Friday of March, which has been held for three centuries now. Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia have also mage their homage back in 2004, shortly before they were married. The … Continue reading

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