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The Patriarch, a 73-year-old monk who has led the Church for a decade, says the bill targeting domestic violence is an attempt to 'legalise outside forces interfering in family life,' which he called a 'sacred space'
Israel's top court approves sale of properties by the Greek Orthodox Church to a Jewish pro-settlement organization in mainly Palestinian areas of annexed east Jerusalem
'Dear Ukrainians, this is a historic event! This is a great day!' says Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko addresses the synod of bishops, saying Kiev's national security depends on 'spiritual independence' from Moscow
The synod seeks to recognize Ukraine's independence from the Russian Orthodox Church
Conflict between Ukraine and Russia has exacerbated tensions between the two churches, with Ukranian Patriarch Filaret once saying Putin was 'possessed by Satan'
(UPDATED) Some faiths have practices similar to Undas, while others do not commemorate it at all
A church official says the meeting will push a message of tolerance in order to combat religious conflicts
The one thing that the Catholic Church desires and that I seek as Bishop of Rome is communion with the Orthodox Churches
UPDATED His visit is seen as a crucial test of Francis s ability to build bridges between faiths amid the rampage by Islamic State ISIS jihadists in Iraq and Syria and concerns over the persecution of Christian minorities in the Middle East
It will be the first papal visit to Turkey since the now retired Benedict went there in 2006 against a backdrop of anger in much of the Muslim world
Patriarch Filaret of Ukraine s Orthodox Church accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to incite bloodshed and killings in eastern Ukraine
International Religious Freedom Report: In almost every corner of the globe millions of Christians Muslims Hindus and others representing a range of faiths were forced from their homes on account of their religious beliefs
Pope Francis returns to Vatican from a brief respite receiving political and religious leaders after a sudden indisposition forced him to cancel a hospital visit a day earlier
Police arrive 3 hours after the attack taking the side of the assailants explaining that the patriarchate of Kiev was carrying out anti Russian activities in Crimea
Should the historic Hagia Sophia be a mosque a church or a museum?
The head of Russia s powerful Orthodox Church will visit key Christian sites in Israel and the Palestinian territories from November 9 14 as well as the Yad Vashem memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust in Jerusalem
Russian punk band Pussy Riot is convicted of hooliganism over a protest in a cathedral