Church official: scientologists, Jehovah’s Witnesses are American agents

Moscow, January 30, Interfax - The head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, believes Russia should not give favorable treatment to scientologists and Jehovah's Witnesses. "From my viewpoint, it is not surprising that scientologist offices are now being searched in connection with fraud," he told Interfax-Religion on Friday. According to earlier ...

Orthodox Church denies cover up

25/4/13 Bishop Iakovos fronts the parliament's child sex abuse inquiry and says the church would never cover up any criminal behaviour. Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis defended the Church's reputation when he fronted the Victorian parliamentary inquiry on child sex abuse in the church this week. The Bishop said the church and the police had a ...

Metropolitan of Piraeus Opposes Mosque Building Bill

Stella Tsolakidou 29/12/2011 Metropolitan of Piraeus Seraphim filed an appeal to the Council of State asking from the Greek government to withdraw a bill about building a mosque in Athens. The Orthodox Metropolitan made an extensive reference to the wars Christianity has faced over the years, from 325 B.C. with Arios until today’s Jehovah Witnesses, which only aimed ...

Russia: Arkhangelsk, Orthodox Church against sects, including Yoga

21/3/2011 Asia News Local authorities write to eparchy to invite them to keep "destructive cults" such as Jehovah's Witnesses away from schools. But yoga also presents problem for religious leaders, a practice that relies on "recruitment" in public spaces. Moscow - The authorities in Arkhangelsk have written to the local Russian Orthodox Church leaders to underscore the need ...