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A profoundly Russian author, Olga Sedakova offers insights into Christian living for a worldwide audience.
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Jonathan Luxmoore - Catholic News Service
A prominent Russian Catholic urged his nation's bishops to condemn the mass arrest and beating of protesters, but the Moscow archdiocesan chancellor said the church could not comment on “political matters.”
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Jonathan Luxmoore - Catholic News Service
Church officials' concerns stem from draft amendments to Russia's 1997 Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations, which would bar "clergy who receive religious education abroad" from ministering unless they obtain "recertification within a Russian religious organization" and "receive additional professional education."
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Jonathan Luxmoore - Catholic News Service
An archbishop barred from reentering Belarus by authorities is seeking the assistance of the Vatican.
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Jonathan Luxmoore - Catholic News Service
In a message read in churches nationwide Aug. 16, the bishops said: “Blood has been shed in an active confrontation, leaving many physical and moral victims, including peaceful and innocent people of all ages.”
A nurse and newborns are seen in the Hotel Venice, which is owned by BioTexCom. a surrogacy agency in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 14, 2020. Dozens of babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in Ukraine as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown prevents their foreign parents from collecting them. The country's Catholic bishops have called for a halt to commercial surrogacy. (CNS photo/Gleb Garanich, Reuters)
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Ukrainian Catholic bishops are calling for an end to the practice of commercial surrogacy as dozens of babies are left stranded and not claimed by foreign adoptive parents because of the pandemic.