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February 8, 2015 Featured News
How Orthodox parishes live abroad

Vestnik Kavkaza – February 2015 About a month has passed since the tragedy in Paris when 12 members of the Charlie Hebdo magazine were killed in an attack. The reaction in Russia differed from that in the West. The cartoonists were not called heroes there, people doubted that freedom of speech was above the feelings of […]

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TURKMENISTAN: Religious freedom survey, March 2012

March 11, 2012 News

11/3/2012 By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service , and John Kinahan, Forum 18 News Service Ahead of the examination of Turkmenistan’s record at the UN Human Rights Committee, Forum 18 News Service notes that freedom of religion or belief in Turkmenistan, and other intertwined human rights, remain highly restricted. Among systematic violations noted in […]

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TURKMENISTAN: Literature import controls lifted for Orthodox – but not for others

March 11, 2011 News

By Felix Corley, Forum 18 News Service Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has noted that Turkmen government controls on importing religious material for use in their parishes in Turkmenistan have been lifted, yet confiscation of religious literature from residents returning to the country continues, members of a variety of faiths told Forum 18 News Service. Although […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians meets with French Ambassador Serge Smessov

October 7, 2010 News

6/10/2010 PanARMENIAN.Net – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II met in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with French Ambassador to Armenia Serge Smessov, who has completed his diplomatic mission in Armenia. His Holiness Karekin II thanked the French diplomat for his four-year activity, expressing confidence that the Armenian-French friendship will continue. Serge Smessov stated […]

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Entrance exams to Smolensk religious schools held in Turkmenistan

August 27, 2010 News

26/8/2010 With the blessing of Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk Feofilakt, supervising Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkmenistan, the first entrance exams to Smolensk religious schools were held in the territory of the Patriarchal Deanery of Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in Turkmenistan. Exams were held in the Sunday school at St. […]

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