Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Russian officials who seized control of Crimea from Ukraine are placing new restrictions on churches and Islamic institutions there, a Scandinavian news service in freedom of religion and belief reports
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Father Vitaly says he prays every day for the armed men who now wield power in Slaviansk, stronghold of pro-Russian separatists who have seized key buildings in a dozen towns across eastern Ukraine this month.
Friday, April 18, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry has castigated anti-Semitic and sectarian actions in Ukraine involving leaflets handed to Jews and threats between members of different Orthodox churches.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Ukrainian Orthodox Christians who are loyal to Kiev feel increasingly unsafe in Crimea after Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula and some have already left, church leaders have said.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Russia has begun building what is likely to be one of its most high-profile Orthodox churches abroad on the banks of the River Seine in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
A Peace Train is wending its way across western Europe, through Russia and China to the South Korean city of Busan where the World Council of Churches will hold the once every seven years meeting of its highest governing body from October 30 to November 8. The train left Berlin on October 6.