Orthodox Churches Fight Back As Eastern Europe Pushes To Modernize, Secularize

By Robert Coalson - 26/5/13 Many were shocked on May 17 to see a phalanx of black-robed Orthodox clergy break into a trot and lead an angry mob in an attack on a gay-rights rally in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Although the official Orthodox hierarchy in Georgia denounced the violence that left 17 injured, Georgian Patriarch Illia II had ...