20 January 2018
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Vatican - Russian Orthodoxy: return to dialogue


29/06/2005
Pope: Interpretation and capacity of the petrine ministry divides us from the orthodox

But many are the things which unite us, he said, turning to the delegation of the ecumenical patriarchate present in St Peter's for the feast of the prince of apostles.


22/06/2005
Cardinal Kasper in Moscow: we want to deepen Orthodox-Catholic dialogue

In Moscow for a visit, the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity announced the resumption of Orthodox-Catholic theological dialogue and other "small steps" of collaboration.




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EGYPT – LEBANON
Muslims and Christians meet in Cairo for Jerusalem, 'the cause of causes'

Fady Noun

A conference was held on 16-17 January at al-Azhar. Many prominent figures from Lebanon took part, including the Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi. The Arab world is divided between "complicit passivity" and "noisy but ineffective speeches". For a former Lebanese premier, coordinated actions are needed to ensure greater efficacy on behalf of Jerusalem’s "pluralistic identity " and "religious freedom". Card Al-Rahi called for joint prayers, Islamic-Christian interfaith solidarity in the Arab world, and support for the Palestinians.


CHINA
Yunnan: Christians accused of membership in an apocalyptic sect get up to 13 years in prison



The Three Grades of Servants cult, an underground pseudo-Protestant sect founded in Henan, is especially strong in the countryside. Those convicted claim they are just ordinary Christians and know nothing about the sect. Defense lawyers have been threatened with loss of their license to practice.


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