Religion

Ukraine's incumbent president announces re-election bid

Jan 29, 2019

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will run for re-election in March's presidential vote

Czech lawmakers adopt common definition of anti-Semitism

Jan 25, 2019

The Czech Parliament's lower house has adopted a resolution that recognizes a common international definition of anti-Semitism

Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

Jan 23, 2019

The Czech Parliament's lower house has approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive for property seized by the former Communist regime

Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

Jan 17, 2019

Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian Orthodox church was granted independence from the Russian church

Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum attack refuses to testify

Jan 15, 2019

A French citizen charged with "terrorist murder" for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial

Jewish museum attack suspect on trial in Belgium

Jan 10, 2019

The trial of a man accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014 after fighting alongside extremists in Syria has started in Brussels amid high security

Jewish rights group urges Croatia to ban pro-Nazi book

Jan 9, 2019

A Jewish human rights group has urged the Croatian authorities to ban a book that denies crimes committed by Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi regime

President: Ukraine's new church throws off Russia's chains

Jan 7, 2019

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the establishment of an Orthodox Church independent of the Russian church is a major step toward moving out of Russia's shadow

Christians celebrate Epiphany across Europe

Jan 6, 2019

Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers have plunged into icy rivers and lakes across Bulgaria to recover crucifixes cast by priests in ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ

Ukraine's leader orders Orthodox Church to change its name

Dec 22, 2018

Ukraine's president has signed a bill requiring the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to change its name to reflect its ties to Moscow

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