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Moscow Queries Athens Over Russian Priests’ Visa Bias Claims

Moscow is asking Athens to clarify the Greek authorities' reported refusal to grant visas to Russian Orthodox clerics, Russia's Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova has...

FYROM Church Drops ‘Macedonia’ Name, Seeks to Join Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Orthodox Christian church of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has applied to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate under the name 'Archbishopric of...

Greek Church Hits Out at Same-Sex Foster Care

The Greek Orthodox Church leadership has said it remains opposed to same-sex foster care following Wednesday's passing of a fostering bill in the Greek parliament. The...

Greek Church ‘Respects’ Clergy’s Right to Back Macedonia Rallies

Greece's Orthodox clergy have the right to act in a "conscious, prudent and accountable" manner over protests linked to the 'Macedonia' name dispute, the...

Greek Church Holds Emergency FYROM Meeting

Greek media are reporting that an emergency meeting of the country's senior Orthodox clergy has been called over the 'Macedonia' name dispute. The reports follow...

Greek Church Torn Over FYROM Rallies

Differences continue to emerge within the Greek Orthodox Church over approaches to the ‘Macedonia’ issue, with Sunday’s major rally in Thessaloniki exacerbating a rift...

Despite New Gender Law, Mount Athos Monks Vow to Uphold Female Visitors Ban

Orthodox monks on Greece's Mount Athos have vowed to uphold their centuries-old ban on all female visitors, after a new government-sponsored gender identity law...

Greek Holy Synod Warns SYRIZA Against Separation of Church and State

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has issued a warning towards the government not to raise the issue of the separation between...

Russian Orthodox Church Pulls Out of Holy and Great Synod

The rift between the Orthodox Churches became official on Monday after the Moscow Patriarchate's decision not to participate in the Holy and Great Synod...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Corfu

In Corfu, western Greece, arrived at 11:00 am today Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who responded to the invitation of Archbishop Nektarios of Corfu, Paxos and Diapontia...

Greek Police Evict Rebel Monks from Monastery Headquarters

AP - Dozens of Greek police have taken part in an operation to clear an apartment used as the headquarters of a rebel monastery...

Orthodox Church of Cyprus Lashes Out Against Gay Pride

The Holy Synod, the highest decision-making body of the Christian-Orthodox Church in Cyprus, made a statement lashing out against homosexuality, after activists announced the...

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