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Kyrgyzstan: Orthodox Bishop Banned

By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries - 19/7/14 BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (ANS) -- Kyrgyzstan’s State Commission for Religious Affairs (SCRA) on July 14, 2014, refused registration as missionary to Bishop Feodosy, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kyrgyzstan, Forum 18 News Service has learned. Under the Religion Law, this prevents him from working as a ...

Kyrgyz authorities seek to restore order in religious educational institutions

Bishkek, March 5, Interfax - Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Kamila Taliyeva announced on Tuesday that a bill regulating religious education and religious educational institutions had been drafted. "There are lots of poorly educated people among Islamic school teachers who spread religious bigotry and extremism in society," Taliyeva said. "It is necessary to set boundaries. People need to ...

Some religious groups recognized as extremist in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, December 11, Interfax - Several religious organizations have been barred from operating in Kyrgyzstan, a spokesman for the country's National Security Committee told Interfax. A court in the capital Bishkek recognized Jaishul Mahdi, Jund al Khilafah, Ansar Allah and Takfir wa al-Hijra as terrorist and extremist organizations and banned their work on Kyrgyz territory, the spokesman said. The Kyrgyz authorities earlier ...

Atambayev promises support for Orthodox Christians in Kyrgyz Republic

Moscow, February 24, Interfax - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev has said the Russian Orthodox Church is of great importance to the Kyrgyz Republic. "Orthodox Christianity is one of the two traditional religions in Kyrgyzstan. I believe that the development of Orthodox Christianity in Kyrgyzstan will help us stop the exodus of the Russian-speaking population and will ...

Kyrgyzstan: Russian Church Losing Appeal Among Believers

The Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kyrgyzstan’s eastern city of Karakol was completed in 1895 to serve Russian settlers. Today the Orthodox Church is competing for members with a variety of Protestant denomination in Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: David Trilling)

Chris Rickleton 19/1/2012 When it comes to spiritual matters in Central Asia, the Russian Orthodox Church is having trouble competing. The church’s experiences in Kyrgyzstan highlight how it is losing ground to evangelical Christianity. Central Asia, of course, is predominantly Muslim in its religious orientation. Yet, at least since the Russian Empire established its hold over the ...

Orthodox Church robbed in Kyrgyzstan’s capital

Makhinur NIYAZOVA 13/1/2012 The Orthodox Church was robbed in 12th micro-district of Kyrgyzstan’s capital. The Kyrgyz Ministry of Internal Affaires told 24.kg news agency. Reportedly, at 07.30 a.m., January 10, unknown persons entered one of the church premises -candlestick stand - and stole about 60 thousand soms from the safe. According to preliminary data, the safe was open. The ...

Russian Patriarch’s Visit To Kyrgyzstan Postponed Again

1/12/2011 BISHKEK -- A planned visit to Kyrgyzstan by the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill I, has been postponed again, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports. The Russian Orthodox Church's Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan Diocese secretary, Archpriest Igor Dronov, told RFE/RL that the exact date of Kirill's visit to Kyrgyzstan was not yet certain. The visit was originally ...

Patriarch of Russia will bless new Kyrgyz president

22/11/2011 BISHKEK, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Kyrgyzstan to mark the 140th anniversary of the establishment of the Bishkek and Central Asian eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church. "The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, is expected to pay a visit to ...

Central Asian Metropolitan Vikenty arrives in Kyrgyzstan

23/09/2011 24.kg news agency by Irina PAVLOVA Central Asian Metropolitan Vikenty arrives in Kyrgyzstan for a week. Igor Dronov, Archpriest, the secretary of Bishkek diocesan administration of the Russian Orthodox Church, informed 24.kg news agency. According to him, the head of Central Asian Metropolitan Circuit temporarily acts as ruling bishop of Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan Diocese. “There will be ...

Tyrsunbay Bakir uulu: In Kyrgyzstan Muslim Religious Board and Orthodox Church should examine religious literature and audio and video production

By Tolgonai OSMONGAZIEVA 6/9/2011 “In Kyrgyzstan the Muslim Religious Board and the Orthodox Church should examine religious literature and audio and video production,” a deputy Tursunbay Bakir uulu declared today at the meeting of the Committee on education, science, culture, information and religious policies of the Jogorku Kenesh. According to him, now the Kyrgyz state borders are open ...

Orthodox priests helped protect hundreds of people in Kyrgyzstan – Patriarch Kirill

Gorki, July 1, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about work of Orthodox parishes in Kyrgyzstan to support the country's population in the serious situation developed there. "Orthodox parishes shelter people. At risk of life and limb, priests are rescuing Kirghiz and Uzbeks, Muslims, Orthodox, administering medicine received ...