Friday, July 18, 2014

Kyrgyzstan Refuses To License Bishop of Russian Orthodox Church

Forum 18 reports that earlier this week Kyrgyzstan's State Commission for Religious Affairs refused registration as missionary to Bishop Feodosy, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kyrgyzstan.  This prevents the Bishop from working as a religious worker in the country. According to the U.S. State Department's latest International Religious Freedom Report, the Kyrgyz Republic is 83% Sunni Muslim; 15% is Christian (half of which identifies as Russian Orthodox).