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Russia

Interview with priest reveals what it’s really like for Catholics in Russia

"The presence of Catholics is not a recently implanted reality that took advantage of the fall of Communism," says Claretian priest José Mariá Vegas.

Russians launch missiles against ISIS from Mediterranean

Senator Viktor Ozerov is "nearly 100 percent" certain that earlier attack killed ISIS leader

Pacifist Jehovah’s Witnesses now banned in Russia as “extremists”

Country's supreme court sides with justice ministry request.

Jehovah’s Witnesses banned as “extremists” by Russia

Members found themselves on the country's anti-terrorist watch list.

Turkish town where St. Nicholas gave gifts is pilgrimage site for Russians

Demre attracts small bands of Orthodox pilgrims, while Muslim residents keep memory of the "wonder worker" alive

Report from Damascus: A young Syrian student blames the West

"The Americans and their allies... have always defended and supported the terrorists under the false pretext of 'democracy.'"

Syriac Catholic Patriarch: West Is an Accomplice to Syria’s Genocide

In an interview with Aleteia, Patriarch Younan accused outsider forces of inciting violence within his country

Vatican Issues Letter Urging Relief for Ukraine

Pontifical Council Cor Unum to manage funds to alleviate “grave” humanitarian crisis

Pope Francis Uncovers the Hidden and Forgotten Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

“If Europe does not take this seriously, the repercussions can be profound,” says Bishop Borys Gudziak

Atheist Blogger Challenges New Russian “Blasphemy” Law

Restriction against offending other's religious sensibilities is opposite extreme of the old Soviet years

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