Cyprian Archbishop Calls On Central Bank’s Head, Finance Minister To Resign

By VOR - 1/4/13 The head of Cyprus’s Orthodox Christian Church Archbishop Chrysostom II has called on the Chairman of the country’s Central Bank Panikos Dimitriadis and Finance Minister Mihailis Sarris to resign. The archbishop accuses them of agreeing to the tough measures aimed at stabilizing the Cyprian economy which the EU and the IMF are imposing upon ...

Russian Church Slams US State Department’s Unfair Criticism – OpEd

By: VOR 1/8/2012 The Russian Orthodox Church and the Council of Muftis of Russia have both slammed the US State Department’s annual report on international religious freedoms where Russia is listed among countries where those freedoms are not properly observed. The report reviews the status of religious freedoms in 199 countries and territories. The top eight chronic violators of ...

Gaza’s Christians And Their Struggle To Survive – OpEd

By Enzo Greco 23/7/2012 Gaza’s Hamas government denies claims that a Christian Orthodox man had been forced to convert to Islam, saying he had willingly changed religion. Can a tiny enclave of 1,500 Christians (there were 3,500 in 2006) stir up tension amid 1.7 million Gazan Muslims, as declared by Health minister Bassem Naim, a Hamas leader in ...