Posts Tagged ‘Russian Catholic Church’

Russian Catholics stage ‘quiet commemorations’ for deceased dissident Navalny

Monday, February 26th, 2024

A senior Russian Catholic has urged church leaders abroad to commemorate the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, as armed police dispersed citizens mourning his death at age 47 in a remote prison camp. “When I heard he was dead, I recalled the words of St Luke’s Gospel, ‘Now, Master, you may let your servant go in Read more

Russian Catholics, including clerics, fear conscription

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
Russian Catholics fear conscription

A senior Russian priest said many young Catholics fear being forced into conscription along with their priests to join the war against Ukraine. The priest, who asked not to be named, also dismissed President Vladimir Putin’s threats of nuclear war as “just words”. “Although I’m not a military person, I don’t think the Russian army Read more

First Russian-born Catholic bishop for 100 years, hopeful

Monday, October 19th, 2020

The first Russian-born Catholic bishop since the start of the Soviet era says he prefers to speak of challenges facing the minority Catholic Church rather than problems. “Being a relatively small community, the Catholic Church in Russia is challenged with making a positive, constructive contribution as an integral part of society,” says Bishop Nikolai Dubinin. Read more