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Topic: Russia

Ukrainian Catholics fear ‘new oppression’ after Russian takeover

Father Mykhailo Milchakovskyi described the atmosphere as tense

Danger of civil war has not passed, says Ukrainian archbishop

Head of country’s Catholic Church believes protests have solidified Ukrainian’s commitment to democracy

Clergy have vital role to play in helping stamp out the fires of Kiev

Catholic and Orthodox leaders can help bring the crisis in Ukraine to a peaceful end

Pope Francis discusses ongoing war in Syria with Vladimir Putin

Peace in the Middle East top of the agenda as Pontiff welcomes Russian President to the Vatican

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