Priest attacked in Kiev dies

July 2015 Kiev priest Roman Nikolayev (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate), died of gunshot wounds on Wednesday morning at the age of 40. "The venue of the funeral service and the burial place of the newly departed priest Roman Nikolayev will be reported later," the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reported on its website. The priest, who was ...

Sudan: Christian Girls Leaving Church Detained for Wearing ‘Scandalous Outfits’

Raymond Ibrahim - 29/6/15 On June 25, 12 Christian girls were detained due to their “scandalous outfits” by the Public Order Police as they left the Baptist church in El Izba, Khartoum. The young women, wearing trousers and skirts, were transferred to a police station; two of them were acquitted on Friday, after the agents of the Public Order ...

United Russia moves to defend Church from attacks on dignity

22/6/2012 The ruling United Russia Party is working on a set of amendments to the Criminal Code toughening the punishment for inciting hatred and humiliating human dignity. The initiative follows a series of scandals related to the Russian Orthodox Church. ¬The amendments detail and extend an existing article of the Criminal Code. As a United Russia MP ...

Orthodox human rights advocate suggests to license work of black magicians

Moscow, January 20, Interfax - Activities of black magicians and voodoos should be licensed, Director of the Human Rights Center of the World People's Council Roman Silantyev believes.Thus, he commented on the suggestion made by Moscow city Duma MP Nikolay Gubenko to introduce scientific licensing of work performed by astrologists, fortune-tellers, magicians and clairvoyants."I believe ...