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  1. Ukraine moves towards separate church, as conflict with Russia leads to major schismRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    Ukraine has taken a major step towards creating its own independent Orthodox church, separating it from Russia's and deepening what is one of the most important splits in Orthodox Christianity in centuries. Nearly 200 bishops, priests and other delegates gathered in Kiev's gold-domed St. Sophia Cathedral Saturday for a council to elect a head and approve a charter for a new unified Ukrainian church, which will be independent from the Moscow Patriarchate that oversees the Russian Orthodox Church.

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  2. Exorcisms have been part of Christianity for centuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    " The Exorcist ," a horror film released 45 years ago, is a terrifying depiction of supernatural evil. The film tells the story of a young American girl who is possessed by a demon and eventually exorcised by a Catholic priest.

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  3. Hurriyet Daily News: Bulgaria Likely Option for TurkStream 2nd RouteRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sofia News Agency

    ... said, in response to the recent problems between the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church. The relations between the Orthodox churches have been strained due to the request of Kiev Patriarchate in Ukraine to gain ...

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  4. 25 too manyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

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  5. Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Experts clean, repair surviving fragments of 12th century masterworks at famed Church of the Nativity, some of which were covered by soot for centuries A couple poses for a picture in front of the Grotto of the Nativity, the place where Jesus is said to have been born, inside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 12, 2018. AFP - Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity have been restored to their Crusader-era splendor in time for Christmas.

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  6. Police arrest suspect in West Bank assault on Palestinian bus driverRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    Resident of Modiin Illit in his 20s is brought before judge ; Nidal Fakih says two Israelis boarded bus and beat him after identifying him as an Arab Police on Thursday evening arrested one of two young men in Modiin Illit suspected of assaulting a Palestinian bus driver as he dropped off passengers in the ultra-Orthodox settlement last week. The suspect, in his 20s ,will be brought before the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court Monday afternoon where authorities will request he be kept in custody.

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  7. Ukraine Church Head: We Need To Build 'Our Future Together'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    The leader of the newly unified Orthodox Church of Ukraine says he believes that all Orthodox clergy in Ukraine "will gradually reach the understanding that there is no other outcome than being part of this united Ukrainian church and building our future together."

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  8. A Church Without Putin': Ukraine's Orthodox Christians Declare Independence From MoscowRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Metropolitan Epiphany, newly-elected head of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, address supporters in front of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv on Saturday, December 15, 2018. In a development that may receive little attention in the West, but could have important geopolitical implications, three Orthodox Church bodies in Ukraine united at the weekend to choose a new head, cementing a split from Russian oversight that Ukraine's president characterized as the righting of a wrong going back more than three centuries.

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  9. Souraya Bachealany is making her first official visit to Egypt - " Egypttoday/Ashraf FawzyRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Egypt Today

    Meeting Egyptian journalists in the Coptic Orthodox Church's culture center on Saturday, Bachealany said that Christianity in the Middle East has accompanied Muslims and that both Muslims and Christians are inseparable from each other. Bachealany said the culture of accepting the other is the most important thing that children and youth should learn growing up.

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  10. Developers withdraw plans for luxury homes on Jerusalem's Hill of Evil CounselRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    ... Steinhardt and Sofer purchased a 99-year lease for the roughly one-hectare (2.5-acre) site from the Greek Orthodox Church. They paid around $10 million to enable the church to pay off a debt to an earlier developer who had successfully claimed that ...

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  11. France, Ukraine, Reindeer: Your Monday BriefingRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The New York Times

    ... of a newly unified Ukrainian church, bringing the country one step closer toward a split from the Russian Orthodox Church. In January, Epiphanius will travel to Istanbul, the historic seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church, to receive an official order ...

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  12. Leader of Ukraine's new Orthodox church makes plea for unityRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Speaking the day after Ukrainian bishops approved the charter for a religious authority separate from the Russian Orthodox Church, Epiphanius appealed to Ukrainian priests who have worked under the Russian church to join his new community. "We are ready to accept them with brotherly love, mutual respect, and to forget all of the grievances that have accumulated so far," said Epiphanius, whom Ukraine's bishops elected Saturday to lead the new church.

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  13. Ukrainian primate avoids commemorating Moscow patriarch in first liturgyRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | UAport

    Andreas Loudaros Metropolitan Yepiphaniy's first divine liturgy as primate of the new autocephalous Orthodox church in Ukraine was celebrated today in Kyiv. The service, which attracted the attention of all the country's news agencies, was broadcast live, with the cathedral being packed with worshippers.

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  14. Ukraine Moves To Form A Unified Orthodox Church Independent From RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | News 88.9 KNPR

    Ukraine elected the head of a newly unified Orthodox Church this weekend, a move that the nation's president hailed as an important safeguard against future Russian aggression. The church aims for independence from the Russian Orthodox Church, and Saturday's election is just one step in a process that could take decades.

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  15. New Ukrainian Orthodox Leader Gives First Liturgy, Urging UnityRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    In his first liturgy as leader of the new Ukrainian national Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epifaniy has urged Ukrainians to unite and pray for peace in the country. "We must complete the unification of Ukrainian Orthodoxy...pray for an end to the war [in eastern Ukraine], and for a just peace in Ukraine," Epifaniy said as he led a Sunday Mass at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv on December 16. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on December 15 agreed on the creation of a new national Orthodox Church and elected the 39-year-old Epifaniy to head that church.

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  16. 'Our enemies may kill our children, but they won't break us'Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Ynetnews

    Shira and Amichai Ish-Ran, parents of the infant who was born prematurely after his mother was wounded in a terror attack near the settlement of Ofra last week, told reporters on Sunday that, "Our enemies can kill our children but they won't break us." Speaking at a press conference at the Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Shira and Amichai thanked the medical personnel who fought for days to save their son's life.

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  17. In first liturgy, new Ukrainian Orthodox leader urges priests of Russian church to join himRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sydney Morning Herald

    Speaking on Sunday, the day after Ukrainian bishops approved the charter for a religious authority separate from the Russian Orthodox Church, Epiphanius appealed to Ukrainian priests who have worked under the Russian church to join his new community. "We are ready to accept them with brotherly love, mutual respect, and to forget all of the grievances that have accumulated so far," said Epiphanius, whom Ukraine's bishops elected Saturday to lead the new church.

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  18. Georgia's First Female President Takes OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Weekday Magazine

    ... country. Outgoing President Giorgi Margvelashvili and the ailing Patriarch Ilia II, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, also took part in the inauguration ceremony in the historic town of Telavi. To comment on a portion of text or report a mistake ...

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  19. New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Virginian-Pilot

    Ukrainian new head of Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epiphanius speaks during a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for a unified church and to elect leadership in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church, officials said.

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  20. Political Games at Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Ecumenical PatriarchateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | OpEdNews

    Shortly before the latest meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate taking place from November 27 until 29, once again there were rumors about Archbishop Demetrios' imminent retirement. Patriarch Bartholomew was claimed to have met with the GOA Primate in Geneva, and after that, the latter decided to leave office.

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