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Pope Francis: Vatican had 2,000 sex abuse cases backlog, sluggishness complaints justified

May 15, 2017 News
Pope Francis, Portugal May 13, 2017. © Pedro Nunes / Reuters

RT.com – 15/5/17 The Vatican had a backlog of 2,000 cases while processing allegations of sex abuse by priests, Pope Francis has said, adding that complaints over the slow pace of the Catholic Church’s inquiries are justified. The Pope addressed the issue for the first time since March, when abuse survivor, Marie Collins, announced her resignation […]

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Final Message of the Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

January 19, 2017 News
Fifth European Catholic-Orthodox Forum

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 19/1/17 Paris, France, 9–12 January 2017 “Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16: 33) At the invitation of His Eminence Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the 5th European Catholic-Orthodox Forum was held from 9th to 12thJanuary 2017 at the headquarters of the Missions Etrangères of Paris, France. […]

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to Visit France, Switzerland on December 4-7

November 26, 2016 News
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Sputniknews – 26/11/16 Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill is going to visit France and Switzerland that are parts of the Orthodox Diocese of Chersonese, the patriarch’s press service said on Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Patriarch will make the visit on December 4-7, the press service said. According to Alexander Volkov, the head […]

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VICTIMS OF PARIS TERRORIST ATTACKS ARE COMMEMORATED IN ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN FRANCE

November 17, 2015 News
Victims of Paris terrorist attacks are commemorated in Orthodox churches in France

17/11/15 Memorial services for the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris were conducted in Orthodox churches in France the next morning after the perpetration. Orthodox Christians throughout the country share the grief of the French people. We conducted a memorial service for the victims in the morning; another service will be conducted tomorrow. We prayed […]

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BILL WILL BE PUSHED THROUGH TO ALLOW CREMATIONS

June 9, 2013 News

  8/6/13 NICOSIA – A bill allowing cremation in Cyprus will be pushed through the House for a vote, the House Interior Committee announced yesterday. Speaking to the media, committee chairman Yiannos Lamaris said the bill would finally give people living on the island the right to choose how their bodies would be laid to […]

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