Russian court orders return of Soviet-seized buildings to the Catholic Church

Church official warns that local officials may still block the transfer of confiscated property

Russia launches cruise missiles into ISIS targets in Syria

President Vladmir Putin sends congratulations to Syrian President Bashar Assad on breach of blockade

Russian Catholic Church urges Western Christians to remember communist-era martyrs

Recall the thousands who were persecuted, as well as big names like Solzhenitsyn, official says.

Russian Supreme Court upholds Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Ruling forces group to liquidate 395 meeting halls

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.'"