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Tag: Russian Orthodox Church
Polish Ultra-Catholic Writer Slams Pope Francis for Being Soft on Russia
A Polish Catholic publicist has excoriated the Pope for his efforts to establish a friendly dialogue with his Russian Orthodox counterpart and for his failure to condemn Russia for its alleged involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
From Vladivostok to Moscow: Russia Celebrates the Orthodox Epiphany
The faithful in Russian marked the Orthodox Epiphany with the traditional plunging into sanctified water. Watch the video of the ritual bathing held across Russia.
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.
Russian Orthodox Church Accepts That Life on Earth May Have Come From Comet
The Russian Orthodox Church has conceded that organic matter found on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet by Philae may prove that comets may have been responsible for bringing life matter to Earth, Russian media reported.
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.
Political Scientist: Government-Church Relations Revived in Russia
The relations between the Russian Church and the government are being revived to some extent, according to the director of the Russian Institute of Political Studies.
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.
Putin Hopes Ukraine’s New Top Cleric Will Facilitate Reconciliation
Russian President Vladimir Putin is certain the new head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufry will assist in the restoration of peace in the country, a statement published on the Kremlin website Thursday said.
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.
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).
Putin Hopes Poroshenko Has Acceptable Peace Plan for Ukrainian Crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope on Friday that his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, will manage to come up with a long-lasting peaceful solution for the current standoff in eastern Ukraine that would satisfy all conflicting sides.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing Crashes in Ukraine
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.
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.
Russian Orthodox Academic Fired Over Blog Posts
A prominent Russian Orthodox Church academic has been sacked from his post as a professor at a Moscow theological school for writing blog posts and giving interviews at variance with the Church’s official position on current affairs.
Conservatism Protects Russia From ‘Aggressive’ Minorities - Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday described his support for traditional values as being motivated by a growing need to defend Russia from “aggressive” minorities.
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.
Donetsk to Send Humanitarian Aid to Debaltseve – City Administration
OSCE Says Unable to Fully Control Heavy Artillery Withdrawal in Donbas
Ban Ki-moon Commends Elections in Lesotho After 2014 Political Crisis
Canada Sends 125 Soldiers to East Europe for NATO Reassurance
North Korea Fires 2 Missiles Into Sea Amid US-South Korea Drills
The Art of Nature: Russian Landscapes in Spring
Night Hunter and Terminator Helicopters Hit Targets During Russian Air Force Drills
Too Ambitious to be True? Iran Plans to Send Humans to Space by 2016