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  • 10 July 2012, 14:48 | World news | 

    Cardinal Sodano to Represent Pope at Kazakhstan Dedication

  • 20 June 2012, 12:54 | World news | 

    Russian Patriarch Insulted over 'Silver Shoe' Award

    The Russian Orthodox Church became insulted with a "Silver Shoe" award, similar to the U.S. Razzie Award, that was given to Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, who during the ceremony was called by his ordinary name Vladimir Gundyaev.

  • 8 March 2012, 09:46 | World news | 

    Catholic Bishops of Russia Greet President Putin

    During the 35th plenary session of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Russia, the participants forwarded a greeting address to Volodymyr Putin on occasion of his being elected President of the Russian Federation.

  • 28 February 2012, 17:27 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | 

    Ukrainians of USA Honour Patriarch Josef Slipyj

    Within the framework of the celebration of the 120th anniversary of birth of Patriarch Josef Slipyj, the Day of the Patriarch was marked in Philadelphia, USA.

  • 10 February 2012, 17:57 | World news | 

    Russian Orthodox Church Opens in Pakistan

    As per the information 57 people were baptized and 117 people got the sacrament of chrismation by Rev. Father Adrian. The Pakistan Mission is under the supervision of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Church.

  • 1 February 2012, 10:55 | Faith and weapon | 

    Ukrainian Greek Catholics Participate in Conference of Military Chaplains of NATO Countries

    On 30 January, in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Conference of the Chief Military Chaplains of the NATO Countries was launched.

  • 30 January 2012, 15:59 | Interchurch relations | 

    Patriarch Kirill says his meeting with Pope is not possible yet

    "I still believe conflicts need to be resolved more energetically, if not fully, in order for this meeting to be successful," the Patriarch said in an interview with the Serb newspaper Vecherniye Novosti.

  • 27 January 2012, 18:05 | World news | 

    Ethics and Morality highlighted at Davos

    Religious leaders and the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab today discussed the possibility of establishing a Global Forum on Ethics.The issue of ethics has been high on the agenda at the Davos summit with Mr Schwab saying he wants this year's forum to place particular emphasis on it.

  • 12 January 2012, 14:05 | World news | 

    Communiqué of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Ephraim of Vatopaidi

    On 10 January 2012, under the presidency of His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate among other things, discussed the emerged issue of the imprisonment of the Abbot of the Monastery of Vatopaidi Ephraim.

  • 5 January 2012, 13:36 | World news | 

    Patriarch Kirill urges Nigerian govt to resolutely crack down on terror

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent condolences to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan following the death of dozens of people as a result of terrorist attacks targeting Christian churches on Christmas Day.

  • 3 January 2012, 15:29 | World news | 

    'Ded Moroz' stabbed to death in Tajikistan

    A young man dressed as "Grandfather Frost," or Ded Moroz - the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus - was stabbed to death in Tajikistan on Monday in an attack police believe was motivated by religious hatred, two police sources said, Reuters informs.

  • 24 November 2011, 15:51 | World news | 

    Belarusian Christians Sue Minsk Police

    Christian organizations in Minsk filed a lawsuit today against police in connection with the violent dispersal on November 22 of Christians gathered in the Belarusian capital's October Square, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.

  • 23 November 2011, 15:37 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Churches of Central and Eastern Europe share experiences in social services to needy

    An international interdenominational conference "Churches in the Service to the Needy: Possibilities of Cooperation with Secular Organizations" was held in J. Rau Minsk International Education Center (Belarus) from November 16 to 19, 2011, reports the Institute for Religious Freedom.

  • 17 November 2011, 09:06 | World news | 

    Pope Approves US Anglican Ordinariate Launch For Jan. 1

    Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl announced yesterday that an Anglican ordinariate in the United States will be canonically erected on Jan. 1, 2012, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God.

  • 2 November 2011, 12:37 | World news | 

    Pope prays for Eastern Catholic Churches in November

    The Pope's general prayer intention for November is: “That the Eastern Catholic Churches and their venerable traditions may be known and esteemed as a spiritual treasure for the whole Church.”

  • 7 October 2011, 15:13 | Vatican | 

    Vatican daily remembers Steve Jobs as 'visionary' of technology and art

    The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano remembered Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, as a “visionary who united technology and art.”

  • 4 October 2011, 12:55 | Vatican | 

    The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers has launched a Web site

    The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers has launched a Web site at

  • 30 September 2011, 13:37 | World news | 

    Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev meets with Pope

    Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the chief ecumenical-affairs officer of the Russian Orthodox Church, met with Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo on September 29.

  • 22 September 2011, 09:07 | World news | 

    German pope faces toughest visit to skeptical homeland

  • 14 September 2011, 17:12 | World news | 

    OSCE conference warns of growing intolerance against Europe’s Christians

    European and Christian officials have warned that hate crimes, attacks and intolerance against Christians in Europe were on the rise and could lead to social instability in some areas. “The climate of fear and suspicion caused by hate crimes has the potential to create insecurity within and between communities …” Janez Lenarcic, an official of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), told a conference in Rome on Monday.