Eastern Orthodox Church

November 12, 2019 - 12:20 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials Tuesday scrapped plans to criminalize blasphemy as a law-and-order debate intensified between the country's new conservative government and the left-wing opposition. Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras said the proposal has been removed from draft legislation that'...
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November 12, 2019 - 9:27 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's conservative government says it's scrapping plans to criminalize blasphemy. Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras said Tuesday that the proposal has been removed from draft legislation that's being debated in Parliament. It would have made blasphemy punishable by up to two...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, Bosnian Muslim woman Fata Orlovic, 67, gesture as she views the Serb Orthodox church, reflected in window, in the village of Konjevic Polje, 100 kilometers northeast of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The European Court of Human Rights ordered Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019, that Bosnia should remove the Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally built on land owned by a Bosnian Muslim war widow after she and her family were forced to flee their village during the country’s 1992-95 war. (AP Photo / Amel Emric, FILE)
October 01, 2019 - 9:35 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Bosnia to remove a Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally built on land owned by a Bosnian Muslim war widow after she and her family were forced to flee their village during the country's 1992-95 war...
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October 01, 2019 - 9:14 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Bosnia to remove a Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally built on land owned by a Bosnian Muslim war widow after she and her family were forced to flee their village during the country's 1992-95 war...
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October 01, 2019 - 9:04 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Bosnia to remove a Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally built on land owned by a Bosnian Muslim war widow after she and her family were forced to flee their village during the country's 1992-95 war...
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An activist holds a poster with portrait of newly elected St. Petersburg's governor pro-Kremlin candidate Alexander Beglov and reading 'Not my governor' during a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 18, 2019 - 3:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Several dozen Russian Orthodox priests have signed a public petition, condemning a series of recent trials and prison sentences for anti-government protesters. In an unprecedented show of support, more than 50 priests from the Russian Orthodox Church signed an open letter that was...
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Dereje Negash from the Orthodox Church's Mahibere Weyniye Abune Teklehaimanot group speaks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country and urged authorities to enact strong laws against same-sex relations. (AP Photo Mulugeta Ayene)
September 08, 2019 - 11:24 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash of the Orthodox Church group dedicated to an Ethiopian...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, Greek Orthodox Bishop Amvrosios takes part in a rally against an agreement with neighbouring Macedonia over its name, in Athens, Greece. The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, has resigned, it was reported on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (Christos Bonis/Eurokinissi via AP, File)
August 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, resigned Sunday. Amvrosios, 81...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo at the Chigi palace in Rome, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Putin emphasized historically strong ties with Italy during a one-day visit to Rome that included a meeting with Pope Francis. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 4:40 pm
ROME (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday for help in improving relations between the European Union and Russia and stop sanctions on Moscow. After meeting with Conte as part of a one-day visit to Rome, Putin said he hopes Italy will...
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Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican, Thursday, July 4. 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 12:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis for "substantive talks" at the Vatican Thursday, and thanked the pontiff for discussions on a range of topics including Ukraine and the Catholic Church in Russia. Francis received Putin in an hour-long audience at the Vatican...
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