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Will the Church in Russia speak out over attacks on gay people?

A wave of attacks on gay people is sweeping Russia. and local Church leaders, fearful of western influence, are not addressing it

Pope Francis urges G20 to seek ‘peaceful solution’ to Syria

In a letter Pope Francis asks G20 leaders to give up ‘futile’ idea of military intervention

Pope to discuss Syria crisis with King of Jordan

Pontiff to interrupt summer break for talks in Rome

St George: the soldier-saint of which little is known for sure

St George (April 23) is patron saint not only of England, but also Russia, Palestine, Greece and Catalonia

The life and death of Boris Berezovsky should serve as a cautionary tale

Comparing the fate of the Russian oligarch and the life of Pope Francis is sad but instructive

Russia’s demographic emergency

Russia’s population decline is a national emergency, and its attitude to abortion is to blame

An Orthodox priest has shown just how many unborn lives one person can save

Fr Alexis Tarasov says that sometimes talking and listening to someone is all it takes

There are, we are told, 800 million people for whom the ECHR is the last recourse against tyrannical governments. But does this argument really hold water?

Tyrannical governments, unlike our own, just ignore the ECHR when they don’t like its judgments

Two million Russians venerate Marian relic believed to boost fertility

The belt of the Mother of God, believed by the Orthodox to have been worn by the Virgin Mary, has been brought to Russia from Mount Athos

Prince William and his bride have the chance to shape Britain’s ideas about marriage

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony