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3 hrs ago | Catholic World News
A Greek Orthodox bishop has issued a plea to lawmakers to oppose a bid for legal recognition of same-sex unions.
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
Should the US stop sending aid to developing countries?
8 hrs ago | Acton Institute
In a statement for the Warsaw Conference on Climate Change in November, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of the Orthodox Church asks , "When will we choose to live more simply?" Anyone advocating asceticism as a healthy Christian response to consumerism and materialism will receive three cheers from me, my Patriarch not least of all.
12 hrs ago | The Daily Star
Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani arrives to hold a press conference at Dar al-Fatwa in Beirut, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
13 hrs ago | Ynetnews
Hundreds of yeshiva students are demonstrating outside Prison 6 in northern Israel in protest of the arrest of an ultra-Orthodox teen who did not heed an enlistment order.
13 hrs ago | Forward
The group, which meets for a prayer service in the women's section of the Western Wall at the beginning of each Jewish month, drew about 100 women on Wednesday.
15 hrs ago | The Daily Star
Pope Francis delivers his speech during his general audience at St Peter's square at the Vatican on December 4, 2013 .
Despite the fact that most people associate the beginning of the Advent season with Dec. 1, the official dates of the season actually change each year.
The grass- and weed-strewn interior of the Church of St. John the Baptist - housed inside the Stoudios monastery - has gone to seed.
There are a lot of good reasons to do away with the separate positions of chief Ashkenazi and chief Sephardi rabbis, and create a single chief rabbi position - both on the national level and in cities, towns, regional councils and settlements.
The head of a convent accused opposition fighters Tuesday of abducting 12 nuns from a predominantly Christian village near the capital that was overrun by rebels, and Syria's Greek Orthodox patriarch appealed for their quick release.
'It's a special moment in our community's history' - Fragment of the Holy Cross on its way to Harrow Remains of the True Cross on which Jesus is believed to have been crucified heading to Holy Church of Saint Panteleimon and Saint Paraskevi in Kenton A fragment of the True Cross, recognised by the majority of Catholic and Greek Orthodox movements, ... (more)
Syria's Greek Orthodox patriarch has urged Syrian rebels to release a group of nuns who taken hostage from a convent in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula.
St Andrews the Apostle, in Oakleigh Road South, which started lessons in September, is the UK first Greek Orthodox State School.
So, where does that idea come from? What do they mean, "12 days of Christmas"? Aren't there actually at least four weeks of Christmas? From Thanksgiving to Christmas day? And expanding every year? Sometime in the middle ages, the Roman Catholic Church adopted what we now call the Christian Calendar or the Liturgical Calendar.
In Ma'loula, Syria, a Greek Orthodox nunnery of St. Thecla Deir Mar Takla was built near what is said to be the saint's cave tomb.
In a message to the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Pope Francis said that all Christians should unite to combat anti-Christian persecution.
There has been a lot of talk in Turkey recently about the fate of Hagia Sophia A- a former Greek Orthodox basilica in Istanbul which was converted into a mosque but today operates as a museum A- with messages and a dynamic that have transcended the domestic political arena of the neighboring country and have affected Greek-Turkish relations, as ... (more)