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This Week in Pictures
As Russian Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas, violent attacks rocked France, while anti-immigration protests were held in Germany. See the pictures of this week's most notable events in our gallery.
Russian Patriarch Meets Ukrainian Refugee Children on Orthodox Christmas
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill met over 100 children of refugees from the war-torn eastern Ukraine regions and wished them a merry Christmas.
Russia Can Use Economic Downturn to Become Stronger: Russian Patriarch
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said that a weakening Russian national currency gives Russia a chance to strengthen its economic power.
Russian Orthodox Church Shares Pope's Stance on Many Key Issues: Spokesman
The stances of Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church coincide regarding the issue of protecting the "unshakable Christian values," press service head for Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said.
Meeting Between Pope, Russian Patriarch Possible: Moscow Archbishop
During his November visit to Istanbul, Pope Francis stated that he is ready to meet with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Moscow Patriarchate then said that the actions of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church might hamper the historic meeting.
Pope Francis Expresses His Will to Meet Head of Russian Orthodox Church
Pope Francis said he would meet the Russian Patriarch Kirill, however doubted both the Catholic and Orthodox Church would agree to end the 1,000-year division.
Monument to Tsar Nicholas II Unveiled in Belgrade
Russian Patriarch Kirill completes a three day visit to Serbia with the blessing of a monument to Russia’s last Tsar.
Anniversary of Cathedral of Christ the Savior Foundation
The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow took place on September 22, 1839.
Moscow’s Struggle Against Islamism in North Caucasus Continues
Since Russia has faced a serious terrorist threat for more than two decades, it has developed a series of direct and indirect anti-terrorist measures, aimed at destroying Islamic militants and restoring the affected regions.
Donskoy Monastery Head Reads Prayer for Safe Return of Missing Russian Journalist
Hegumen Nikon (Golovko) read a prayer in the Donskoy Monastery, Moscow, on Wednesday for the health of a Rossiya Segodnya journalist who went missing in Ukraine and his safe return home.
Russian Orthodox Church Sets Up Headquarters to Aid Ukrainian Refugees
The Russian Orthodox Church announced Tuesday it has established an all-Russian headquarters to aid Ukrainians fleeing fighting in the country.
Patriarch Kirill to Conduct Liturgy for World War I Fallen
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, will conduct a liturgy for the World War I fallen and visit a memorial on the Poklonnaya Gora hill on the 100th anniversary of the start of the war. He will also hold a requiem liturgy at a necropolis of the fallen WWI soldiers.
Russia Welcomes 100 Children from Syrian Hot Spots
A hundred of Syrian children from Damask’s Orthodox shelters and boarding schools arrived Tuesday in Russia for a two-week vacation at a recreation camp near Moscow, an accompanying Syrian official told RIA Novosti.
Is There a Place for The Russian Orthodox Church in Post-Maidan Ukraine?
28th of July is celebrated in Russia as the Day of Baptism of ancient Rus (the proto-state of Eastern Slavs with the capital in Kiev).
Patriarch Kirill Praises Ties With Vatican in Letter to Pope
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church praised ties between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Holy See on Thursday in his letter congratulating Pope Francis on his first anniversary as pontiff.
Russian Orthodox Church Head Prays for Olympic Success
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church visited Olympic venues in Sochi on Wednesday to meet with athletes and pray for the success of the Games.
Russia Must Staff Interior Troops With Priests – Patriarch
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church said Monday that priests should be assigned staff positions within the ranks of the Interior Ministry’s troops following the success of a similar move in the military.
230,000 Muscovites Celebrate Orthodox Christmas
About 230,000 believers attended overnight celebrations of Orthodox Christmas in the 326 churches and cathedrals in Russian capital, city police said Tuesday.
Russian Church Has High Expectations for Pope Francis – Patriarch
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church said at a meeting with a Roman Catholic cardinal that the Russian Orthodoxy had “high expectations” for Pope Francis’s pontifical tenure.
Russian Orthodox Church Gives Flamboyant Crooner Top Award
The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church presented the nation’s answer to Frank Sinatra with a top award on Wednesday for his public service, adding to the flamboyant now-lawmaker’s already glittering array of decorations.
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