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The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch has told the AsiaNews service that it has no word on the condition of 12 nuns who were kidnapped last week, and questioned the authenticity of a video in which the nuns said they were unharmed and undisturbed by their captors.
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KIEV: The powerful Ukrainian Orthodox Patriarch Filaret warned Wednesday that continued violence in Kiev could lead to a civil conflict and called on the government to sign a pact with the European Union.
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Hundreds of haredi men from radical sectors of the ultra-Orthodox community rallied once again in Jerusalem Tuesday night in protest at the ongoing detention of two yeshiva students by the army, and against enlistment to the military and national service programs in general.
BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, who heads the Future bloc, denounced Tuesday the seizing of a group of nuns earlier this month in Syria and called for their immediate release.
Syrian activists say government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold in the mountainous region near the Lebanese border in which a group of nuns are believed to have been held by opposition fighters.
Illustrative photo of ultra-Orthodox women entering a gender-segregated bus in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem A new independent rabbinical court to address the issue of agunot, so-called "chained women" whose husbands refuse to give them a religious writ of divorce, will be launched next year.
Hundreds flocked to the mediaeval Ayios Georgios Eksorinos church in occupied Famagusta yesterday, for the first Greek Orthodox service in 56 years, described as the largest gathering of Greek-Cypriot faithful in a service held in the occupied territories since 1974.
Today a three-judge panel in Jerusalem heard arguments by the state for the nullification of the results of October's municipal elections in Beit Shemesh.
A New Mexico State Police officer who fired shots at a minivan full of children during a chaotic October traffic stop in Taos plans to appeal his firing.
Australian police have questioned the former principal of a haredi Orthodox Jewish boys' school in Melbourne over allegations of decades-old child sex abuse.
The Greek Orthodox priest supports IDF enlistment and the integration of Christians into Israeli society; son attacked for upcoming enlistment.
The nuns said in the video released by Al-Jazeera that fierce shelling had forced them to leave the convent.
In the first broadcast of her new investigative program on TV Channel 2, Miki Haimovich chose to deal with the housing problem in the haredi sector.
The seizure of the 12 Greek Orthodox nuns and at least three other women is the latest attack to spark panic among Syria's Christians over the strength of al-Qaida-linked militants and other Islamic radicals in the nearly 3-year-old revolt against Assad's government.