- Syriac Orthodox church elects new patriarch Updated: Mar-31-14 11:19 am
- Syriac Orthodox patriarch buried near Damascus Updated: Mar-28-14 12:11 pm
- Phelps' hate seen by some as aiding gay rights Updated: Mar-21-14 10:49 am
BEIRUT - The Syriac Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to lead one of the world's oldest Christian sects, Lebanon's national news agency said Monday.
DAMASCUS, Syria - The patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, who led one of the world's oldest Christian sects, was buried in a village near Damascus on Friday after an elaborate memorial service in the Syrian capital's cathedral.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring - often at military funerals - that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality.