Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Women gather at a chapel in a camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in August (CNS)

Warning comes 25 years after Catholicism was re-legalised in the country

Russian President Vladimir Putin (PA)

An attack on Lithuania might seem unlikely given that it s part of Nato, but Russia might risk it

Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius in Lithuania (CNS)

‘We’re in the front line, and Russia has made its intentions clear,’ says Archbishop of Vilnius

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I wave to the faithful in Istanbul (AP)

Francis meets refugees after issuing joint declaration with Patriarch Bartholomew

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?