The world may have forgotten Albania, but the Orthodox and Catholic churches haven’t. Jim Forest, secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship, gives his view on what has been happening in the former Communist nation.
According to the latest public opinion poll conducted by the Public Opinion Research Center (OBOP), a majority of Poles are loyal Catholics, but by no means all happy about the role of the Catholic Church in politics and society. RFE/RL – 20 August 2002 – The survey, carried out by the OBOP survey agency, gives the […]
Earlier this month, Russian authorities barred two Catholic priests — who worked in Russia and had valid visas — from entering the country. Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and some Russian politicians say they believe Catholic “expansionism” threatens Russia. The Vatican says Catholics are subject to discrimination in Russia and that the Orthodox Church […]
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Over the past ten days different representatives of the Russian state have adopted varied positions in response to the Catholic Church’s decision to upgrade its four existing ecclesiastical structures in Russia into dioceses. Keston News Service – 22 February 2002 – On 12 February the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued […]
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