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Russia: President Putin attends Easter Mass in Moscow cathedral

An Easter service was held in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led the service which was attended by several

An Easter service was held in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led the service which was attended by several

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Orthodox Easter: Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem

Clerics and followers take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Clerics and followers take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Easter rocket ban on Greek island leads to protest

Some residents on the Greek island of Chios are up in arms over the banning of rocket firing on the eve of Orthodox Easter. Villagers from two rival

Some residents on the Greek island of Chios are up in arms over the banning of rocket firing on the eve of Orthodox Easter. Villagers from two rival

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Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe and the Middle East have been celebrating Easter, the most important date in their religious calendar

Orthodox Christians across Eastern Europe and the Middle East have been celebrating Easter, the most important date in their religious calendar

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Catholic and Russian Orthodox leaders end 1000-year standoff

It is a meeting that may signal the beginning of the end of nearly 1000 years of bitter and often bloody rivalry between two branches of the

It is a meeting that may signal the beginning of the end of nearly 1000 years of bitter and often bloody rivalry between two branches of the

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Stage is set ahead of historic pope-patriarch meeting

The stage is set, now all that remains is for the lead actors to arrive. A historic reunion of East and West is scheduled for Friday (February 12)

The stage is set, now all that remains is for the lead actors to arrive. A historic reunion of East and West is scheduled for Friday (February 12)

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Ethiopia celebrates baptism of Jesus

Thousands take part in Epiphany festival or Timket in Ethiopia to celebrate the baptism of Jesus according to the ancient Orthodox calendar.

Thousands take part in Epiphany festival or Timket in Ethiopia to celebrate the baptism of Jesus according to the ancient Orthodox calendar.

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Jihadists destroy ancient monastery in Iraq

For 1,400 years Saint Elijah’s Monastery in Mosul Iraq had survived assaults by nature and man, but now newly obtained satellite images have

For 1,400 years Saint Elijah’s Monastery in Mosul Iraq had survived assaults by nature and man, but now newly obtained satellite images have

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Syria: hundreds missing after strategic town falls to militants

Militants from the self-titled group Islamic State have taken control of a strategic town in central Syria. Al-Qaryatain lies south-east of Homs. It

Militants from the self-titled group Islamic State have taken control of a strategic town in central Syria. Al-Qaryatain lies south-east of Homs. It