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The end of Communism was extremely stressful, but Russians are finding their faith again (AP)

A quarter century after the Communist nightmare ended, it is the East where Christianity is rising again

Pro-Russian separatists stand guard at a checkpoint near Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

‘People should realise what’s happening here has worldwide implications,’ says Bishop Dzyurakh

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and  Vladimir Putin attend celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St Sergius of Radonezh earlier this month

Francis’s ‘who am I to judge?’ line may have cooled the ecumenical ardour of the Russian Orthodox hierarchy

In winter Russia can be a harsh place

A miracle on a bleak road to nowhere

Not much different from any or ours is the answer

Russian President Vladimir Putin (PA)

Dangers to religion from too close a relationship to the state are vividly illustrated by Putin today

Woman reads prayer book at Cathedral in Beijing (CNS)

When will governments realise that religion is not their business and should not ever be their business?

Pro-Russia protesters scuffle with the police at the regional government building in Donetsk, Ukraine (CNS)

Bishop Dzyurakh says situation in Crimea remains “tense and dangerous” for Catholic clergy

The 'absurd' billboard in America

The post-modern idea that there is no such thing as historical fact, merely historical interpretations, is wrong

Father Milchakovskyi said that he and his family and at least two-thirds of his parishioners have left for Ukrainian-controlled territory on the advice of Archbishop Shevchuk (pictured above) (CNS)

‘The new government here is portraying us all as nationalists and extremists,’ said Father Milchakovskyi

Bishop Borys Gudziak, eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Paris

Bishop Gudziak said the EU should show it is ‘serious about what it stands for’