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  • 25 Dec 2006

    Latin Patriarch calls for an end to occupation in the Holy Land

    -25/12/06

    In his Chris

    Latin Patriarch calls for an end to occupation in the Holy Land

    -25/12/06

    In his Chris

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The death of a village priest, his wife and three small children in a mysterious fire has highlighted hardships that Russian Orthodox clergy face in isolated locations outside Moscow's bubble of wealth and power ‚Ä' writes Sophia Kishkovsky from Moscow for Ecumenical News International.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has expressed concern about the safety of historic Christian communities in the Middle East, and particularly in Iraq, given current tensions in the region and the continuing consequences of Western policy.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    Katharine Jefferts Schori, the sometimes embattled Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States, which is facing attacks by hard-liners in its ranks and through a breakaway Anglican network supported by the Church of Nigeria, has issued a Christmas message which contrasts the vulnerability of God's ways with earthly power-mongering.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    The Anglican Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, has chosen Christmastide to reignite the row about religious dress in a plural society - by saying that legislation should be introduced giving some officials the power to remove the veil worn by Muslim women.

  • 24 Dec 2006

    Deep concern expressed for the security of Middle East Christians

    -24/12/06

    The Archbis

    Deep concern expressed for the security of Middle East Christians

    -24/12/06

    The Archbis

  • 24 Dec 2006

    Bishop reignites public row over the veil

    -24/12/06

    The Anglican Bishop of Rochester,

    Bishop reignites public row over the veil

    -24/12/06

    The Anglican Bishop of Rochester,

  • 24 Dec 2006

    Orthodox clergy outside Moscow feel more vulnerable

    -24/12/06

    The death of a village pr

    Orthodox clergy outside Moscow feel more vulnerable

    -24/12/06

    The death of a village pr

  • 24 Dec 2006

    Episcopal leader emphasizes God's vulnerability in Christ

    -24/12/06

    Katharine Jeffert

    Episcopal leader emphasizes God's vulnerability in Christ

    -24/12/06

    Katharine Jeffert

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Angolan authorities could be planning to forcibly evict thousands of squatters living in the capital Luanda in a Mugabe-style slum clearance over the Christmas holiday, UK-based international aid agency Christian Aid has warned.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    The church-backed National Anti-War Front (NAWF) in Sri Lanka has appealed to the government and Tamil rebels to observe an immediate cease-fire during the Christmas season - writes Anto Akkara for Ecumenical News International.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has told the people of Bethlehem that neither they, nor the pressures that they live under are forgotten in the West. During a pilgrimage to Bethlehem where he has joined three other senior English church leaders, Dr Williams addressed the city's civic representatives, stressing that problems had to be solved by people working together.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Church leaders preparing for Christmas, people who justify violence in the name of religion, and protagonists of anti-gay causes in the Anglican Communion and elsewhere, woke up to a shock this morning ‚Ä' far more people in Britain think that religion causes harm and division than good, according to an ICM survey conducted on 12-13 December for The Guardian newspaper.

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Bethlehem will not be forgotten, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -23/12/06

    The Archbisho

    Bethlehem will not be forgotten, says Archbishop of Canterbury

    -23/12/06

    The Archbisho

  • 23 Dec 2006

    Fears of Mugabe-style slum clearances in Angola over Christmas

    -23/12/06

    Angolan autho

    Fears of Mugabe-style slum clearances in Angola over Christmas

    -23/12/06

    Angolan autho