BEIJING The Chinese police on Monday detained three leading intellectuals who have been critical of the government, apparently stepping up a campaign to silence public dissent.
Bartholomew I says that receiving the relics of two Doctors of the Church from John Paul II was his most important service in 13 years as ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople.
The odyssey of the Rev. Vladimir Shishkoff and the parishioners of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church ended one day in December 2001 when they turned a Stapleton basement into a warm and thriving church.
An Anglican church commission on Monday sharply criticized the U.S. Episcopal Church for consecrating a gay bishop and called on the church to apologize and refrain from promoting any other clergy living in a same-sex union.