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  1. 'I will always love you': Red Symons' tribute to late son SamuelRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago | The Age

    Former Skyhooks and Hey Hey It's Saturday star Red Symons has paid tribute to his late son in a touching eulogy delivered on radio on Thursday. Samuel Symons, 27, died two weeks ago after the cancer he was diagnosed with when he was four years old returned.


  2. The Crisis in the Orthodox Church and the Battle for Slavic HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times

    On Oct. 11, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, "first among equals" in the Orthodox Christian world, decreed the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarchate, and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church to be canonical, or legitimate. The move is a step on the road to the granting of autocephaly, or independence, to Ukrainian Orthodox Christians, allowing them to manage their own affairs without the oversight of the Moscow Patriarchate, which presides over the only Ukrainian Orthodox Church previously recognized as canonical.


  3. It kicked off with a flurry of phonecalls: Scott Morrison's dramatic foreign policy U-turnRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    The sense of urgency was evident by the way it packed the number of countries it had on its call sheet into a matter of hours to inform them it would soon announce it was considering recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and withdrawing its support for the Iran nuclear deal. Israel's ambassador Mark Sofer confirmed on Tuesday that "the first official statement or knowledge that we had of it was last night".


  4. Belarusian Priest Defrocked For Facebook Photos, Amid Orthodox SchismRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    A Minsk priest never thought that taking pictures of visiting Russian Orthodox head Patriarch Kirill and posting them on Facebook would get him banished from the church. But that's exactly what happened to Alyaksandr Shramko on October 16 when he received an official letter from the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Paval, saying he had been stripped of his duties at his St. Michael the Archangel Church parish and banned for one year from all church activities.


  5. Grapevine: A genuine JerusalemiteRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    Mordechai Kop, the legendary proprietor of Jerusalem's Caf Taamon, which for years was a home away from home for politicians, journalists, artists from the nearby Bezalel School and the Bohemian element of the capital's social mosaic, died last week at age 91. A native son of Jerusalem, Kop's relatively small coffee shop opposite the old Knesset building, which is in the process of becoming the Knesset Museum, was a magnet for anyone who wanted to meet the most important people in Jerusalem. It was to Jerusalem, more or less what Caf Kassit was to Tel Aviv.


  6. ROC Parishioners Banned From Praying On AthosRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Charter97

    The Russian news agency TASS reports that a spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, Alexander Volkov , said that the parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Church will not be able to pray and partake in the temples on Mount Athos. We remind that on October 15, the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to abandon the Eucharistic communion with Constantinople.


  7. Ukraine war threatens deep divisions in Orthodox ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KXLY-TV Spokane

    Stemming from the deadly war in eastern Ukraine, a power struggle has emerged that pits the Russian Orthodox Church headquartered in Moscow against Bartholomew I of Constantinople, a 78-year-old, ethnic Greek cleric living in Istanbul. The conflict is roiling a branch of Christianity that prides itself on preserving rituals and traditions that originated during the Byzantine Empire more than a thousand years ago.


  8. Stanislau Shushkevich: Lukashenka Is Illegitimate And Not NeededRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Charter97

    ... emphasized. He also commented on the opinion that the decision to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church could cause another aggression on the part of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Putin has already shown that he does not spare the ...


  9. Russian church breaks away from wider Orthodox community in seismic rift over UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KWLM-AM Willmar

    Officials from the Russian Orthodox Church have announced that the church is severing relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, in what is being seen as one of the biggest schisms in Orthodox Christianity in almost a thousand years. At a synod in Belarus on Monday, Russian Orthodox Church leaders said the church was cutting ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the seat of the global spiritual leader for 300 million Orthodox worshippers.


  10. HMM: Ukraine's Spiritual Split From Russia Could Trigger a Global...Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Instapundit.com

    "This is a victory of good over evil, light over darkness." That's how Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the announcement Thursday that the Orthodox Church's Istanbul-based leader, Patriarch Bartholomew, will grant Ukraine's Church independence from Russia.


  11. Australian Jewish Leader: Embassy Move to Jerusalem would - Right a Longstanding Injustice'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Jewish Press

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday that he would consider moving the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would mark a major shift in policy in support of the Jewish state by a world power following the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as its capital by the Trump administration in December. The Australian leader also announced that his country will vote against recognizing the Palestinian Authority as the chair of the G77 bloc in the United Nations, in addition to reviewing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.


  12. Indonesian anger over Jerusalem revealed in WhatsApp exchangeRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Foreign Minister Marise Payne reportedly received blistering messages from her Indonesian counterpart warning that Australia's talk of recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital would be a "really big blow" that "will affect bilateral relations". Despite the Morrison government's efforts to downplay the impact on relations with Australia's predominantly Muslim neighbour, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told Senator Payne that the move would "slap Indonesia's face on the Palestine issue".


  13. Ugandan Jew denied visa to study at yeshiva in IsraelRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Abayudaya community, many of whose members were converted by American Conservative rabbis, have been repeatedly rejected as Jews by the Interior Ministry In September 2018, members of the Ugandan Jewish community participated in its first Birthright trip. Asiimwe Rabbin is in the foreground, center.


  14. Russian Orthodox Church breaks with Constantinople in row over UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | EurActiv.com

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Metropolitan Paul , the leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, at the Church of All Saints in Minsk, Belarus, 14 October 2018. The Holy Synod with Patriarch Kirill is convened in Minsk on 15 October, local media report.


  15. Russia Takes Further Step Toward Major Schism in Orthodox ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | The New York Times

    The Russian Orthodox Church on Monday moved to sever all ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate, the Orthodox mother church, to protest its moves toward creating an independent church in Ukraine . The decision taken by the hierarchy of the Russian church barred all its adherents from taking part in rituals like communion, baptism and marriage at any church worldwide controlled by the Patriarchate.


  16. Ugandan Jew Denied Visa To Study In Israeli YeshivaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Forward

    A Jewish man from Uganda who led a Birthright trip to Israel in September was denied a visa to study at a yeshiva there. Asiimwe Rabbin, 28, had intended to participate in a program at the Conservative yeshiva in Jerusalem, but was told this week he would not get the required visa because Israel's Interior Ministry does not recognize his community as Jewish, Haaretz reported.


  17. Netanyahu, senior ministers join hundreds at funeral of top lawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Times of Israel

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the funeral of prominent defense attorney Yaakov Weinroth, in Netanya. October 16, 2018.


  18. Orthodox Church split: Five reasons why it mattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | BBC News

    The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the Church leadership in Istanbul, the Constantinople Patriarchate traditionally regarded as the Orthodox faith's headquarters. The Moscow-based Russian Orthodox Church has at least 150 million followers - more than half the total of Orthodox Christians.


  19. Is Central Asia becoming a model for religious tolerance?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Washington Times

    ... the ideas of peace and harmony at the global level." Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Archbishop of Constantinople said at the World Religious Conference, "Let the high ideals for the sake of which we have ...


  20. ROC Severed Ties With ConstantinopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Charter97

    The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church decided to completely sever ties with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, said at a briefing after the Synod in Minsk, ' ' reports. The ROC responded in that way to the decision of the synod of the Constantinople Patriarchate to provide autocephaly to the orthodox church, which will be established in Ukraine in the near future.