A Russian Orthodox official has accused the US of inciting inter-Christian division in Belarus and “deliberately expos[ing]” Catholics in the country.
As riot police moved in to break up a demonstration in Minsk on August 26 to push demands for the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka [in Belarusian; in Russian, Lukashenko – ed.] following his disputed reelection, protesters scrambled.
Prayer and charity: these are the two arms Pope Francis has repeatedly extended from the beginning of his pontificate to the “dear Ukrainian people”, especially to those afflicted by a 6-year war on the eastern border of the nation.
Russian Orthodox hierarchs have joined the ranks of COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, going so far as to warn that the pandemic could herald the coming of the Antichrist.
The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Metropolitan of Kyiv Sviatoslav Shevchuk, shared his thoughts on peace in Ukraine and Europe in an English-language interview.
The Moscow-affiliated Moldovan Orthodox Church has called on the country’s leadership to ensure that a potential future anti-coronavirus vaccine will not be made compulsory, claiming conspiracy by a “world anti-Christ system” that will allegedly insert microchips into humans to control them via 5G technology.
“I woke up this morning and found out that I am a prostitute,” a Moscow-based Twitter user who goes by the handle A Lady Who Has Had Too Much posted on February 16.
More than one-third (34 percent) of Ukrainians identify with the newly created independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU).
When President Vladimir Putin dropped his bombshell announcement calling for changing Russia’s constitution, the immediate focus was on what it meant for his future.
Joseph Stalin could have become a good Church leader if he had graduated from the Seminary and had not left the Church, the Educational Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church suggested, according to Interfax-religion.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and all Ukraine, believes that the Russian government of the Crimea is trying to completely oust the Ukrainian Church and compares the situation on the peninsula with “Stalin’s times”.
“The Holy See fully supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Cardinal Secretary of State of Vatican Pietro Parolin said at the event held in Tbilisi City Assembly (Sakrebulo) yesterday (December 29).
The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, has denounced that “Ukraine is suffering because an aggressor wishes to destroy our state”.
Lviv will host the 30th Colloquium of the European Parishes (CEP), which brings together priests and lay people who would like to ensure a more dynamic life of their parishes.
According to the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the central theme of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Bishops’ conversation with Pope Francis was the war in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis caused by the war.
Despite the best efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis won’t be swayed from his support for a Ukraine free from Russian political and ecclesiastical control.
The head of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, has written to the President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, to express his “consternation” for the premier’s support for the creation of a separate Orthodox Church in the Balkan state.
The Venice Commission in its opinion published today welcomes “genuine efforts” of the Montenegrin authorities to replace the 1977 Law on legal position of religious communities.