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The Bishop of Paisley has urged members of the Scottish Parliament to embrace an integrity that goes further than “loyalty to our party” and is rooted in loving service to the whole parliament, above and beyond partisan lines...


The long-awaited Holy and Great Council of Eastern Orthodoxy, the first in over 1,200 years, began a week of deliberations in Crete on Monday with many participants saying such meetings should become a regular institution in future...


Catholic bishops in South Sudan have rejected violence, while recommitting to work for peace and reconciliation in the war scarred nation, the newest in the African continent...


The number of refugees worldwide is at a record high, according to new figures released on Monday morning by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR...


The Vatican have taken in a further nine Syrian refugees, adding to the twelve that were brought over from Lesbos by Pope francis in April...


Since Moscow’s refusal top attend this week's Holy and Great Council, several Western experts in the politics of the Orthodox world have shed light on the approach of the Russian Church that has become a major player on the world religion scene since the fall of communism and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin...

 


Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew stressed the 2,000-year unity of the Orthodox churches at a divine liturgy in Crete on Sunday ahead of the week-long Holy and Great Council where their present-day disunity over the challenges of the modern world will be on full display...


Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, whose Church is boycotting the Holy and Great Council of the Eastern Orthodox that opens in Crete on Monday, has said he hoped the meeting would help lead to a summit of all 14 autocephalous churches sometime in the future...


The financial reforms of the Holy See are 'irreversible' and have ensured there are no more “pools of darkness in the Vatican”, the papal treasurer has said...


Pope Francis has described priests who refuse to baptise children of single mothers as “animals”, while stressing that the moral teaching of Church is based on love not rigidity...


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