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Российское Палестинское общество открывает отделение в Стамбуле, не считаясь с мнением Патриарха Варфоломея

Императорское православное палестинское общество (ИППО) (РФ) собирается учредить свое отделение в Стамбуле, несмотря на отказ Константинопольского Патриарха Варфоломея благословить это начинание, сообщает 7 декабря "Интерфакс" со ссылкой на главу ИППО Сергея Степашина. "Мы будем продолжать по линии ИППО...
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Опубликовано: 07.12.2018

ENGLISH VERSION: Donbas - Donetsk: Jehovah's Witnesses banned

On 26 September, the Supreme Court of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, an unrecognised entity in eastern Ukraine, banned Jehovah's Witnesses entirely. The ban - which cannot be challenged - followed several Supreme Court decisions declaring their literature and international website "extremist"....
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Опубликовано: 09.11.2018

ENGLISH VERSION: "The Ecumenical Patriarchate has appointed as its Exarchs in Kiev Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and Bishop Ilarion of Edmonton. Statement of the Chief Secretariat of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Within the framework of the preparations for the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has appointed as its Exarchs in Kiev His Excellency Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon from the United States, and...
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Опубликовано: 07.09.2018

ENGLISH VERSION: Jousting with Jehovah: Russia bans American church. U.S.-based religious organization, which has about 8 million followers worldwide. On April 20, it was labelled an extremist organization by Russia,s Ministry of Justice

Russian authorities never had warm feelings towards Jehovah’s Witnesses. A different interpretation of numerous Scripture passages is one of the things setting them apart from the Russian Orthodox Church. At best, during the past century Jehovah’s Witnesses were...
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Опубликовано: 24.04.2017

ENGLISH VERSION: Kazachstan: new controls on religious travel and literature. "Anti-terrorism" legal amendments signed in December 2016 introduce new controls over religious travel abroad

New restrictions on foreign religious travel and more explicit provisions banning and punishing the production or distribution of literature about religion in Kazakhstan without undergoing the compulsory state censorship come into force in early January, Forum 18 notes....
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Опубликовано: 05.01.2017