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Moscow Patriarchate to host international conference on persecution of Christians

March 31, 2016

The Russian Orthodox Church has confirmed plans for an international summit meeting on the persecution of Christians, to be held in Moscow in October.

The meeting, to be held October 28 to 30, will be co-hosted by the Patriarchate of Moscow and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Organizers hope to bring thousands of delegates, from over 100 countries, to discuss "the mass persecution, unprecedented in modern history, comparable to the persecution of Christians in the early centuries and mass repression by atheistic authorities in the 20th century." 

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  • Posted by: feedback - Apr. 01, 2016 2:49 AM ET USA

    This is really amazing. Russia under Communists' rule used to be one of the chief persecutors of Christianity in the XX century. The prayers for the conversion of Russia have been answered.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Mar. 31, 2016 8:06 PM ET USA

    So much for the thaw of relations between the Vatican and Moscow.