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The Catholic Church in Crimea must register according to Russian law
The Vatican does not recognize the annexation of the peninsula to Russia, but the priority now is not to abandon the local community. AsiaNews sources: "It 'a difficult process even for the Orthodox." The authorities reassure the renewal of visas for the non-Russian clergy, but problems remain.
Permission to build a Catholic church in Pskov denied
According to the archbishop of Moscow the reasons are unjust and he denounces a "deliberate discrimination against the local Catholic community."
Nuncio in Russia: this Christmas of crisis a chance to recover sense of eternity
Archbishop Ivan JurkoviÄŤ, tells AsiaNews about his first year of ministry in Russia. The testimony of the small Russian Catholic community helps to introduce Russian society to Christmas atmosphere. Good relations with the Orthodox Church, help to proclaim the importance of religious principle for the Protection of the person and the family.
Moscow Patriarchate thanks Catholics for support to Orthodox abroad
Metropolitan Hilarion, head of external relations, appreciates the support offered by other Christian communities: willingness to offer churches and assistance to the Orthodox abroad important. But if Uniates fail to renounce expansion, ecumenical dialogue will not be fruitful.
Russian bishops launch official website in Moscow
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of Russia yesterday launched its first official internet site. The archbishop of Moscow said it will serve to win the battle against relativism and boost ties with other religions.
Moscow Patriarchate: anti-Islam film and vandalism against the Church, links in the same chain
Archpriest Chaplin condemns the film that has offended the Muslim world and warns that freedom of expression must not go beyond the moral limits.
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