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· January, 2012

Stories about Religion from January, 2012

10 January 2012

Honduras: Priest Denounces Police Attack

El Salvador: Destruction of Cathedral Mural Angers Citizens

In 1997, Fernando Llort created the mural 'Harmony of my People' to adorn the front of San Salvador’s Cathedral. During the first week of 2012 the mural was destroyed by...

Russia: The Russian Orthodox Church Re-Enters Politics

RuNet Echo

The Russian Orthodox Church has made an entrance into Russia's modern political climate through the contrasting speeches of two church officials- one called for war, the other for peace.

9 January 2012

Greece: Traditions and Customs on the “Day of Lights”

Epiphany or Theophany is when Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, seen as his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. In Greece,...

3 January 2012

Georgia: Return of the Meskhetian Turks

Over 100,000 Muslims were deported from the Meskheti region of Georgia by Joseph Stalin in 1944. Now, more than 60 years later, some are slowly starting to return as part...