Tag: religion

Russian Embassy: The United States is harming opponents with accusations of violating the rights of believers

Russian Embassy: The United States is harming opponents with accusations of violating the rights of believers

Russian Embassy: The United States is trying to harm opponents by accusing them of violating the rights of believers Read ren.tv in The United States, with the help of accusations of religious intolerance and violation of the rights of believers, is settling scores with geopolitical opponents and trying to interfere in their domestic politics, the […]

Pope on New Year’s Eve: We need women and mothers for peace

Pope on New Year’s Eve: We need women and mothers for peace

At the beginning of the new calendar year, Pope Francis emphasized the important role of women and mothers in the church, society and for world peace. “The world needs to look to mothers and women to find peace, to escape the spiral of violence and hatred, and to regain a human gaze and a seeing […]

Pope paves the way for blessing same-sex couples

Pope paves the way for blessing same-sex couples

Pope Francis paved the way for same-sex couples to be blessed in the Catholic Church under certain conditions. This emerges from a letter the Vatican published in Rome on Monday. According to the official German translation, it mentions “the possibility of blessing couples in irregular situations and same-sex couples.” According to Kathpress, Austrian bishops welcomed […]

Vatican sentences Cardinal Becciu, former adviser to Pope Francis, to five and a half years in prison for financial crimes

Vatican sentences Cardinal Becciu, former adviser to Pope Francis, to five and a half years in prison for financial crimes

Angelo Becciu, who was also sentenced to a “perpetual” ban from holding office in the Holy See, is the first cardinal tried by a Vatican criminal court. He Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu, former advisor to Pope Francis, was sentenced by the Vatican to 5 and a half years in prison for a case of financial […]

Malaysia plans ‘rehabilitation center’ for homosexuals

Malaysia plans ‘rehabilitation center’ for homosexuals

An “Islamic rehabilitation center” for homosexuals will open in Malaysia’s Johor state next year. The center is the first of its kind in the Southeast Asian country, Fared Khalid, head of the Islamic Religious Affairs Committee in the region, said on Wednesday, as quoted by the Malay Mail newspaper. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country with […]

ECJ: Authorities may ban employees from wearing headscarves

ECJ: Authorities may ban employees from wearing headscarves

According to a decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), it is possible for the headscarf ban in public administrations to be legal under certain conditions. Judges at Europe’s highest court said Tuesday in Luxembourg that it is not discrimination as long as such bans on religious signs apply generally and indiscriminately to all […]

Ministry of Culture of Ukraine: the court confirmed the transfer of the UOC church to the reserve

Ministry of Culture of Ukraine: the court confirmed the transfer of the UOC church to the reserve

Now the decision of the first instance has come into force. Photo: © commons.wikimedia.org/Zysko serhii (CC BY-SA 4.0) Read ren.tv in The Court of Appeal confirmed the decision to transfer the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) in the city of Kamenets-Podolsk into the ownership of the […]

Fuss over the appearance of a Taliban official at a mosque in Cologne

Fuss over the appearance of a Taliban official at a mosque in Cologne

It is unclear how the man managed to get into Europe after a senior Afghan Taliban official was spotted at a mosque in Cologne and the Netherlands. German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser called for clarification. “The appearance of a Taliban representative in Cologne is absolutely unacceptable and must be strongly condemned,” the politician told the […]

Pope celebrates Mass at the end of the Synod of Bishops

Pope celebrates Mass at the end of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday at the end of the plenary session of the Synod of Bishops. In addition to the Holy Father, 380 cardinals, patriarchs, bishops and priests, all members of the synod, celebrated the mass. Synod participants voted on the synthesis document on Saturday evening. In his homily, […]

Black people are especially exposed to racism in Austria

Black people are especially exposed to racism in Austria

In a study of racism against black people in a dozen EU countries, Germany and Austria fared worst. Accordingly, 76 percent and 72 percent of respondents said they had been discriminated against because of skin color, origin or religion in the last five years, according to a statement made by the European Agency for Fundamental […]