Record Few Children Baptized in Sweden Due to ‘Demographic Change’

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Sputniknews - 25/3/18 The drop in the number of baptisms is seen as part of the overall trend of Swedes leaving the church; immigration hasn't reversed this trend, as most hail from non-Christian countries. Almost 50,000 newborns were baptized in the Church of Sweden in 2017, which corresponds to a record low 42 percent, Swedish Radio reported. One of the reasons is that more parents ...

Sick Mentality’: Pope Calls Prostitution ‘Torture’, ‘Crime Against Humanity’

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Sputniknews - 25/3/18 In a marathon question-answer conversation with several hundred young people in Rome on Monday, the Catholic Church's Pope Francis attacked prostitution, praying for the forgiveness of all Catholic men who engage in purchasing sex from prostitutes. Speaking to the Pope, a 32-year-old Nigerian woman and former sex trafficking victim said she was troubled by the fact that ...

TIMETABLE OF SERVICES AT THE ALL-HOLY CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE ON THE HOLY WEEK

 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 25/3/18 From 18th March/31st March to 26th March/8th April 2018 (Time in Israel coincides with time in Greece) Lazarus Saturday Patriarchal Vespers: 15:00 Palm Sunday Patriarchal Divine Liturgy: 08:00 Service of the Bridegroom: 18:15 Holy and Great Monday Pre-sanctified Liturgy at the Horrendous Golgotha: 09:00 Service of the Bridegroom: 18:15 Holy and Great Tuesday Pre-sanctified Liturgy at the Horrendous Golgotha: 09:00 Service of the ...

Holy Trinity Monastery prayerfully marks the 10th anniversary of the repose of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 25/3/18 On Friday, March 16, 2018, the 10th anniversary of the death of Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory, His Grace Bishop Nicholas prayed during morning services at the cathedral of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, then officiated at the ...