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14.12.2018 0:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to religious leaders, senior statesmen and heads of international organizations regarding the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian authorities on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the government’s interference in the ecclesiastical life in Ukraine

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to religious leaders, senior statesmen and heads of international organizations regarding the pressure exerted by the Ukrainian authorities on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the government’s interference in the ecclesiastical life in Ukraine “Recently, the interference of the leaders of the secular Ukrainian state in church affairs has grown into a blatant pressure on the episcopate and clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, what allows us to speak of the beginning of the large-scale persecutions,” the letter reads
12.12.2018 15:02

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Strasbourg

DECR chairman sends condolences over the tragedy in Strasbourg (Russian) Председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион выразил мэру французского города Страсбург Ролану Рису соболезнования в связи с гибелью людей от рук преступника, открывшего стрельбу на традиционной Рождественской ярмарке.
10.12.2018 20:18

Particle of hieroconfessor Famar’s relics is handed over to the Georgian Orthodox Church

Particle of hieroconfessor Famar’s relics is handed over to the Georgian Orthodox Church At the request of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia, Metropolitan Hilarion brought a particle of relics of the hieroconfessor Famar (Marjanova) as a gift to the Georgian Orthodox Church.
10.12.2018 19:35

Synod of Bishops of Russian Church Outside of Russia: Patriarchate of Constantinople violates the principle of collegiality which has guided the Church since Apostolic times

Synod of Bishops of Russian Church Outside of Russia: Patriarchate of Constantinople violates the principle of collegiality which has guided the Church since Apostolic times A new threat to the Church of Christ – this is how the situation caused by the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s claims to global jurisdiction has been described in the Russian Church Outside of Russia.
10.12.2018 14:27

Serbian hierarch expresses support to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Serbian hierarch expresses support to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church In his letter sent to Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary, Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić (Serbian Orthodox Church) expressed full support to the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
08.12.2018 8:00

Chinese version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘In His Own Words’ presented in Moscow

Chinese version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘In His Own Words’ presented in Moscow The book was presented by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, and Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov and Porkhov, head of the Patriarchal Council for Culture.
08.12.2018 1:29

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports pressure put by Ukrainian state authorities on episcopate, clergy and faithful of canonical Church

Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports pressure put by Ukrainian state authorities on episcopate, clergy and faithful of canonical Church Ukrainian state bodies are carrying out groundless criminal prosecutions and putting pressure on the episcopate, clergy and faithful of the canonical Church with the aim to make them attend the so-called uniting council, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church stated at its meeting on December 7, 2018 at…
08.12.2018 0:41

Ukrainian Orthodox Church will consider invalid any decision made by ‘the uniting council’ in Kiev

Ukrainian Orthodox Church will consider invalid any decision made by ‘the uniting council’ in Kiev On December 7, 2018, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which met at the Kiev-Pechersky Laura of the Dormition under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, discussed the interference of state authorities in church life in Ukraine and the convocation of the…
07.12.2018 9:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs jubilee session of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs jubilee session of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia On 6 December 2018, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia (ICR) held a grand meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of this organization. The session was chaired by the ICR Chairman Emeritus, His Holiness…
06.12.2018 17:48

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of International Committee of the Red Cross

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of International Committee of the Red Cross On 6 December 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), at Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St. Daniel’s stavropegic monastery.