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Fred Boissonas Exhibition on Mt. Athos in Paris

Mount Athos Center will be presenting photos by Fred Boissonas taken on his visits to Mt. Athos in 1928 and 1930, in Fondation Hellenique, Paris, from September 17th to October 30th, 2011.

Basics of Religion and Secular Ethics likely to be introduced in all Russian schools next year

Course of Basics of Religion and Secular Ethics is likely to be introduced in all Russian schools next year, Russian Deputy Minister for Education and Science Maxim Dulinov said. "We're collecting information about readiness of all regions to introduce the course next year," Dulinov said on Wednesday at a Moscow press conference.

He reminds that today this course is introduced in 21 Russian regions. Pupils study religion in the last quarter of the forth form and the first quarter of the fifth form. Dulinov stressed that to the moment "there are problems rather with methodic textbooks for teachers than for pupils as they are worked out pretty well."

Turkey to return religious minorities' property

Turkey to return religious minorities' property
Turkey to return religious minorities' property
Turkey to return religious minorities' property
Turkey to return religious minorities' property

The Turkish government said it would return hundreds of properties that were confiscated from religious minorities by the state or other parties over the years since 1936, and would pay compensation for properties that were seized and later sold.

Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked

Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked
Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked
Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked
Historic Church of St. George in Tripoli Ransacked

The historic church of St. George located in Libya, in Tripoli, dating back to 1647 was ransacked. The church is the oldest Orthodox church in North Africa.

First time in history of Russian Navy a sailor becomes rector of a church opened at the Baltic Fleet

An Orthodox church of St. Feodor Ushakov was opened in the rocket ships brigade on the Baltic Fleet where a sailor of involuntary service has become a rector, the Navy press service said.

Rector of St. George Navy Cathedral of the Baltic Fleet Hegumen Sofrony (Kolosov) opened the new Orthodox church. He introduced the rector of the new church, who was a priest in the Penza Region before conscription, to the parish.