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Russian government threatens to liquidate 56 religious organisations
Russia’s Justice Ministry releases list with the name of religious organisations guilty of accounting irregularities. They are Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist but also Catholic and Orthodox. They could be liquidated but have not been told what violations they are supposed to have committed. For the Slavic center for Law and Justice the list is meant as a warning and is discriminatory towards religious minorities. The absence of any organisations belonging to the Moscow Patriarchate has raised suspicions.
24/06/2016 17:54:00 ORTHODOXY
Pan-Orthodox Synod continues its proceedings
The recognition of the Catholic Church as a true Church will be discussed in the next two days. So far, the meeting has agreed on the Orthodox Church’s mission in the world, fasting, impediments to marriage, and Churches’ declarations of autonomy. New national bishops’ conferences will include bishops from various rites and nations.
27/06/2016 21:07:00 RUSSIA
Duma approves anti-terrorism measures that "threaten religious freedom"
Protestant leaders and human rights activists slam Yarovaya’s laws, a package of measures that, among other things, make it nearly impossible to carry out processions and limit "missionary activities".
Moscow to launch law against gay propaganda and adoptions
The text was approved by the Russian Federation Council and now awaits only the signature of President Putin who has already expressed himself favorably. Fines and imprisonment for any public event related to the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender). Public opinion against gay adoptions. Law punishes with imprisonment the "insulting the religious feelings” also approved
Beijing does not recognize domestic churches, and persecutes them
Last Christmas, there were demolitions of buildings and arrests of the faithful of domestic Christian churches. But the authorities are trying to pass everything off in silence.
1,958 Evangelical Christians arrested in one year
The worst persecution took place in Henan, where 823 Christian pastors and followers were arrested. Those hardest hit were community leaders and teachers: the government fears they may corrupt new generations.
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