» 03/27/2012, 00.00
RUSSIA - GREAT BRITAIN
For Russian Orthodox Church, cross ban in workplace is a form of totalitarianism
Metropolitan Hilarion criticises the decision of the British government to defend ban on religious symbols in the workplace before Strasbourg court. Russian priest says one of her parishioners was fired for wearing a cross that was not visible.
06/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London Olympics 2012: A comeback for faith, in a country that has banned religious symbols
In Great Britain it is illegal to wear religious symbols in public places and at work public. Exemplary story of the stewardess sacked for wearing a cross. However, athletes involved in the Games do not hide their religious beliefs. Before and after races, signs of the cross, prostrations and prayers of thanksgiving.
Catholics increasingly present in Russia society, apostolic nuncio says
Before leaving for his new posting in Great Britain, Mgr Mennini says goodbye to Russian Catholics, appealing for unity within the community and with Orthodox brothers.
Russian monk preaches online
Russian Orthodox Patriarchate opens website for an old monk who spent time in the gulag.
17/09/2010 VATICAN – GREAT BRITAIN
Respect and reciprocity among religions needed, Pope says
In meeting with representatives of Great Britain’s main religions, Benedict XVI called for respect for the right to religious freedom. The ecumenical dialogue with Anglicans has made great strides, notwithstanding some difficulties. Police announce that they arrested five individuals who were planning an attack to “coincide” with the papal visit.
18/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I: Turkish bureaucracy is trying to make us disappear
The Turkish foreign ministry and the state bureaucracy are trying to diminish the importance of the patriarchate for all of Orthodoxy. The shortcomings and errors of the report on minorities in Turkey. Putin hopes to visit Bartholomew.
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