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Source: DW

Russian-Ukrainian church split 'rather dramatic'

Friday 09:56 GMT

The Ukrainian Christian Church, which is very orthodox and could certainly be independent, was officially linked to the Russian Orthodox Church.

If the Patriarchate of Moscow no longer participates in important ecumenical talks, that means the Catholic Church is not engaging with the Orthodox Church, but merely with certain Orthodox national churches. The Russians have already pulled out of everything under the leadership of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is the case for many inter-confessional forums and events.

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Source: DW

German church issues tickets for Christmas services

Tuesday 07:09 GMT

The atmosphere at the church doors last year was lacking in seasonal goodwill as disappointed visitors verbally abused some community helpers who refused to let them in to the Protestant church for a Christmas Eve service.

Pastor Anne Simon said she knew the church was entering new territory with the tickets and had explained the procedure on the community websites to the 2,900 church members.

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Source: BBC

Alarm over China's church crackdown

Today 01:30 GMT

A recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity.

Wang Yi is the leader of one such church, the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, the capital of south-western Sichuan province. There are now an estimated 100 million Christians in China, many of them worshipping in so-called underground churches.

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