BISHOP MARK (FORSBERG) REPOSES IN THE LORD

Orthochristian.com - 1/12/18 +Memory Eternal+ Miami, Florida, January 8, 2018 Funeral services for His Grace, Bishop Mark [Forsberg], 83, Former Bishop of Boston, will be celebrated at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, 16601 NW 77 Court, Miami Lakes, FL on Thursday and Friday, January 11-12, 2018. Bishop Mark fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, January 8. Visitation at the cathedral will ...

Kosovo’s ‘Noise Pollution’ Bill Riles Religious Communities

10/2/14- RFE/RL PRISTINA -- How loud is too loud? And are some sounds more acceptable than others? Those are some of the questions being discussed in Kosovo as a heated debate has unfolded over proposed legislation aimed at reducing "noise pollution." The new bill, sponsored by the Environment and Spatial Planning Ministry, would harmonize the country’s legislation with European Union ...

Georgian Patriarch’s Surrogacy Remarks Spark Protests, Clashes

By RFE/RL's Georgian Service - 14/1/14 TBILISI -- Picketers and government ministers have protested a statement by Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II suggesting children born by surrogate mothers or through artificial insemination will be "problematic" in their adulthood. The resulting debate has also sparked skirmishes between supporters and detractors of the patriarch. The assertion came in Ilia's Christmas address ...