Orthodox Christianity

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, Bosnian Muslim woman Fata Orlovic, 67, gesture as she views the Serb Orthodox church, reflected in window, in the village of Konjevic Polje, 100 kilometers northeast of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The European Court of Human Rights ordered Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019, that Bosnia should remove the Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally built on land owned by a Bosnian Muslim war widow after she and her family were forced to flee their village during the country’s 1992-95 war. (AP Photo / Amel Emric, FILE)
October 01, 2019 - 6:35 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Bosnia to remove a Serbian Orthodox church that it says was illegally built on land owned by a Bosnian Muslim war widow after she and her family were forced to flee their village during the country's 1992-95 war...
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An activist holds a poster with portrait of newly elected St. Petersburg's governor pro-Kremlin candidate Alexander Beglov and reading 'Not my governor' during a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 18, 2019 - 12:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Several dozen Russian Orthodox priests have signed a public petition, condemning a series of recent trials and prison sentences for anti-government protesters. In an unprecedented show of support, more than 50 priests from the Russian Orthodox Church signed an open letter that was...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to receive credentials from newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Russia in Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 2:36 am
ROME (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is emphasizing historically strong ties with Italy before a one-day visit Thursday to Rome that will include a meeting with Pope Francis. Putin said in an interview published in Corriere della Sera that "we have a special relationship, tested by time,...
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE APPEAL OF CONSCIENCE FOUNDATION- Rabbi Arthur Schneier, president and founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation and senior rabbi of Park East Synagogue, presents a silver apple to welcome Archbishop Elpidophoros, the new leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to New York, Friday, June 21, 2019, at an interfaith gathering of religious leaders and members of the diplomatic community during a reception held at the Synagogue's Minskoff Cultural Center. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Appeal of Conscience Foundation)
June 22, 2019 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Greek Orthodox church of the United States, a far-flung denomination of 1.5-million members, on Saturday installed its first new leader in 20 years — a lifelong European whose top priority is completing construction of a shrine in New York City linked to the 9/11 terrorist...
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. At left is Francis' butler Sandro Mariotti. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 06, 2019 - 1:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine meet at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches. The Vatican confirmed the July 4...
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A boy waits during a heavy rainfall before Pope Francis' Mass at the Marian shrine, in Sumuleu Ciuc, Romania, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Francis began a three-day pilgrimage to Romania on Friday that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 02, 2019 - 12:00 am
BLAJ, Romania (AP) — Pope Francis is paying homage to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania's communist regime as he beatifies seven bishop martyrs on his third and final day in the country. Francis is to preside over the beatification ceremony Sunday in Blaj, a...
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, left, upon his arrival from Rome at Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni, near Bucharest, Romania, Friday, May 31, 2019. Pope Francis is heading to Romania for a three-day, cross-country pilgrimage that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
May 31, 2019 - 2:05 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Romania on Friday for a three-day, cross-country pilgrimage that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. President Klaus Iohannis met Francis at the airport...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, vocal pedagogue Bernadeta Balabanska conducts the open air choir rehearsal at St. Archangel Michael church in the town of Rakovsky, central Bulgaria, ahead of an upcoming visit by Pope Francis. During his first visit to the Orthodox country of Bulgaria, on May 5 and 6, Pope Francis will visit the capital, Sofia, and the town of Rakovsky, which is home of the largest Catholic community in the Balkan country. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
May 05, 2019 - 1:26 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Bulgaria (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has offered Pope Francis a very personal gift at the start of his visit to the Balkan nation: A cup of Bulgarian yogurt. Borissov said Sunday after meeting with...
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Pope Francis boards the airplane on the occasion of a three-day trip to Bulgaria and Macedonia at Rome's Fiumicino International airport, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 04, 2019 - 11:10 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will be spending two days in Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest member and a country with an unreceptive climate for migrants that conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative. Francis is expected to tour a...
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Ukrainian presidential candidate and popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during their final electoral campaign debate at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 19, 2019. Friday is the last official day of election canvassing in Ukraine as all presidential candidates and their campaigns will be barred from campaigning on Saturday, the day before the vote. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 20, 2019 - 3:16 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election. Saturday was a so-called "day of quiet," on which...
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