Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017
The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists."
Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2016
A liberal international Catholic group has criticised the Pope for misrepresenting secularism in a joint declaration he issued with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2015
The head of the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre has been fired by the Russian Culture Minister over a 'blasphemous' opera, prompting further fears about free speech and religious freedom in Russia.
Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”
Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions".
Leader of Russian Orthodox Church says it is dangerous to unite state and church while Putin declares Russia a secular state
Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2013
Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that there is no question of the church and state uniting in Russia.
Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2013
President Vladimir Putin has signed into law the new anti-gay Bill that criminalises LGBT freedom of expression. The adoption of children by gay couples has been banned by the Russian parliament and gay organisations are being fined as 'foreign agents'.
Posted: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
Russia's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new blasphemy law allowing jail sentences of up to three years for "offending religious feelings", an initiative launched in the wake of the trial against the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot.
Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new bill into law that makes religious education mandatory for all schools in the country.
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
A poll taken in Russia shows that 75% of the population wants the Russian Orthodox Church to stay out of politics.