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Bosnian town defends Virgin Mary sightings, despite Pope Francis's doubt

"From a religious point of view Medjugorje is very fertile land," Hoser said.

May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

Giant statue of Orthodox prince stirs controversy in Moscow

 Scaffolding surrounds the vast clay sculpture-in-progress inside a warehouse on Moscow`s outskirts, yet already the statue of Vladimir the Great has caused an outcry as big as the monument itself.

Jun 12, 2015, 11:32 AM IST

UK Jewish group causes furore with women drivers ban

Schools run by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in London could face an investigation after leaders of the group warned in a letter that women members were banned from driving their children to the premises.

May 29, 2015, 22:17 PM IST

Netanyahu inks third accord for coalition govt partner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday signed an agreement with the ultra-Orthodox Shas party to form a coalition government, two days ahead of a deadline to complete his line-up.

May 05, 2015, 12:21 PM IST

Pope ends Turkey trip seeking unity with Orthodox

Pope Francis is wrapping up his three-day visit to Turkey with a liturgy alongside the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians and a meeting with young refugees who have fled Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones.

Nov 30, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Ukraine, Russia united in Orthodox faith: Russian patriarch

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church led prayers in Moscow for the Russians of Ukraine on Saturday, condemning those who he said wanted to "destroy Holy Russia". 

Apr 20, 2014, 02:37 AM IST

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest Jerusalem gay march

Ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled bags of foul-smelling liquid and threats of hellfire at marchers in Jerusalem`s annual gay pride march on Thursday but the event passed without serious violence.

Jul 29, 2011, 12:57 PM IST