Are Belarusians Fundamentally Rural Orthodox Christians?

5/2/2012 The vast majority of the Belarusian population is urban - only 25 percent live in rural areas. Most residents of Belarus are not religious. Although the majority would say they are Christian Orthodox, they usually neither go to the church nor observe religious rites. As far as acting delivers is concerned, the difference between ...

Christians happiest people in Europe: survey

8/12/2011 A study of the effect of religion on happiness has revealed that Christians are the happiest people in Europe. The study was an empirical analysis of the effect of religion on happiness, using data from three waves (2002/2003, 2004 and 2006) of the European Social Survey (ESS) covering 114,019 individuals in 24 different countries. It provided information ...

Ten Thousand Roman Catholics and Anglicans Joined Syrian Orthodox Church

17/11/2011 Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East MA`ARAT SAYYIDNAYA, DAMASCUS: Around 100,000 Catholics and Anglicans joined Holy Syriac Orthodox Church in Brazil. The Syriac Orthodox Church has about 100 000 new members in Brazil. It's about Portuguese people who were previously Catholics and Anglicans, who found his spiritual home in the Syriac Orthodox Church. His ...

Austrian Cardinal’s Church Transfer To Orthodox Gets Vatican Approval

By Jonathan Luxmoore 17/11/2011 The head of Austria’s Roman Catholic church has agreed to give one of his parish churches to Orthodox Christians, after an appeal against the decision by local Catholics was rejected by the Vatican on 11 November. In October 2011, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said he had decided to merge two neighboring parishes in Vienna so ...

Roman Catholics and Orthodox in Crete

15/06/2011 The ancient Greek island town of Rethymno on the west coast of Crete is hosting a crucial ecumenical encounter between Catholic and Orthodox leaders this week. The president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch and Metropolitan Hilarion Alfayev, in charge of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate, are among ...

Roman Catholics in Vienna still protest over giving church to SPC

2/2/2011 Tanjug Members of the Roman Catholic parish of Neulerchenfeld in Vienna, whose church will be given as a present to the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), are continuing to protest the decision of the Archdiocese of Vienna. Members of the Roman Catholic parish of Neulerchenfeld in Vienna, whose church will be given as a present to the ...

The Pope’s visit to Cyprus

The comments of Metropolitan Paul of Kyrenia, Cyprus Source: Newspaper "Orthodox Press" - issue dated 28/5/2010 "It is with the deepest sorrow and spiritual anguish that we have been informed by His Beatitude the Archbishop during the convening of the Holy Synod on the 4th of May 2010, of the visit of the Pope upon ...