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Russians against Church meddling in politics

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:17

One in five Russians believes that the Russian Orthodox Church has become too active in the country`s political life.

Pilgrims gather in Jerusalem for fire ritual

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 15:16

The holy fire ritual, which has been practiced for at least 1,200 years, is particularly risky.

Russian Orthodox patriarch`s watch causes buzz

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 23:33

Russia is abuzz with talk of the Orthodox Church`s wealth and its close links to the Kremlin.

Madonna challenges Russian Orthodox Church over anti gay law

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 18:03

Madonna has spoken out against a new law in Russia, which likens homosexuality with paedophilia.

Farewell bid to Egypt`s Coptic Pope Shenouda

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 23:17

Thousands of mourners flooded into the iconic St Mark`s Cathedral to bid farewell Egypt`s Coptic Pope Shenouda III.

Pope praises Shenouda III, shares pain over death

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 20:43

Pope Benedict XVI has said the Catholic Church shares the pain of the Coptic Orthodox Church over the death of its patriarch, Pope Shenouda III.

Christians gather to bid farewell to Egypt`s Pope

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 15:58

Pope Shenouda III sought to soothe sectarian tension in his four decades atop Egypt`s Orthodox Church.

Pope of Egypt`s Coptic Christian Church dies

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 09:50

Tens of thousands of Christians packed into the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo hoping to see Pope Shenouda III`s body.

Seven bishops for Malankara Orthodox Church

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 18:18

Seven priests were ordained as new Bishops of Malankara Orthodox Church at a function at the Eliya Cathedral here today.