» 03/15/2017, 18.00
EUROPE – ISLAM
Anglicans and Jews against EU ban on religious symbols in the workplace
Two Muslim employees were fired for refusing to remove their headscarf. According to the Court, employers may ban religious symbols.
For pope, Jews and Christians have a responsibility to preserve the religious sense of the men and women of today, and that of our society
Francis expressed his condolences for the death of Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome who welcomed John Paul II during his historic visit to the Great Synagogue. "Anti-Semitic trends in Europe these days are troubling, as are certain acts of hatred and violence. Every Christian must be firm in deploring all forms of anti-Semitism.” May the Holocaust be “a warning to present and future generations. Acts of hatred and violence against Christians and the faithful of other religions must likewise be condemned everywhere.”
Russian rabbis calls on pope to be a bridge builder between East and West
Moscow’s Chief Rabbi Goldsmith led a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis in a meeting with the pontiff. "We see the threat of a new wall between East and West,” he said. For this reason, as a “messenger of God,” the pope should “pull East and West back from the brink of war towards” peace.
Jehovah’s Witness gets two years in prison for possession of “extremist literature”
His crime was possessing Witnesses’ publications, deemed dangerous to public order even when strictly religious in nature. Russia wants to ban the religious group, despite European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that it should be recognised.
16/06/2010 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION
Strasbourg court rules Turkey must return orphanage to Ecumenical Patriarchate
The mandatory ruling opens new perspectives for the legal recognition of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which Turkish authorities have not done yet. It also gives hope to the Armenian, Jewish and Catholic minorities. The orphanage is expected to become an international centre for the protection of the environment as well as a centre for inter-faith dialogue.
08/09/2004 TURKEY - EUROPEAN UNION
EU Commissioner says Turkey's entry will end European integration
Dutch liberal Bolkestein is on same wavelength as Card Jozef Ratzinger.
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