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1 hr ago | Vancouver Courier
In a rare occurrence, Easter this year falls on the same day for Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Christians who adhere to the Russian, Greek and other "eastern" churches.
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In an apparent attempt to gain Coptic Christian political support, the two leading Egyptian presidential candidates will attend the Easter vigil liturgy celebrated by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.
6 hrs ago | The Independent
Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.
10 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News
A riot ensued in Jerusalem on Wednesday this week after visitors entered the religious compound known to the Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism.
The usually bombastic Liberman is trying to create a softer and more statesman-like image after returning to the cabinet following acquittal on fraud and corruption charges.
This undated photo shows an array of olives in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey.
Greek Cypriots have been authorised to hold a Good Friday mass at a church in the Turkish-held town of Famagusta on divided Cyprus for the first time in decades.
A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building.
For decades, no one took an interest in the seven letters, handwritten in Polish and kept in the home of Priva and Jacob Bendet.
Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North Fourth St., Steubenville, will join other Christians worldwide in the observance of Holy Week this week.
Many world stock exchanges fell Tuesday as traders kept an eye out for any signs that Russian tanks are about to roll into eastern Ukraine.
'HOLY FIRE' COMING TO CYPRUS ON SATURDAY April 14, 2014- By Alexia Evripidou The Holy Light, an Orthodox Easter tradition is to be collected from Jerusalem this week by Cyprus Church's, Archimandrite Jerome, and made available to all the faithful during mass for Easter celebration on Saturday night.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon-Three months ago, when masked men torched a priest's bookshop in Tripoli, charring thousands of works, the likely aim was to instill fear and ignite hatred in an impoverished city already contending with religious tension.
In a harsh 89-page letter addressed to "Francis, head of state of the Vatican City," two Greek Orthodox prelates have denounced Catholicism as a heresy and urged the Pope to repentance.
It had been stated by the mayor of Slavyansk Nelya Shtepa after the consultations of mayors and heads of regional administrations of Donetsk region, headed by governor Sergey Taruta , UNIAN informs.
Vladimir Putin's aggressive move to seize Crimea and to threaten Ukraine has led commentators to call him unflattering names: unhinged leader, Cold Warrior, neo-fascist, troubled dictator and retrograde leader stuck in the 19th century.