On the 1st December 2017 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited the session of the Episcopal Council of the Russian Orthodox Church which is being held in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. The head of state spoke before His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and…
As a continuation on the topic raised in the presentation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the session of the Episcopal Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate and chairman of the Biblical-Theological…
Recent years have been marked by a development in the cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in the sphere of social problems, noted His Holiness Patriarch Kirill in his presentation at the Episcopal Council taking place in Moscow.
Speaking at the Bishops’ Council the Primate of the Russian Church said: “Positive dynamics can be observed in cooperation between the Church and the state in the Republic of Uzbekistan which I visited last autumn.
As His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his address at the Bishops’ Council of 2017, the situation of the Church in the Republic of Turkmenistan is regulated by the Law on the Freedom of Religion and Religious Organizations that took effect in 2016.
“Relations between the Church and the state in Tajikistan are characterized by stability, mutual respect and a smooth-running cooperation in solving many important problems,” His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted in his report at the Bishops’ Council-2017.
“During my primatial visit to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan last May I was encouraged by the results of cooperation between the Church and the state in the country,” His Holiness Patriarch Kirill shared his impressions with the members of the Bishops’ Council.
Speaking about the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan in his report, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted that this country has been giving an example of constructive relations between the Church and the state for many years.
Addressing the members of the Bishops’ Council, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted that the agreement between the Byelorussian Orthodox Church and the state signed almost fifteen years ago has given the Church an opportunity to interact with the authorities in the unique for the country format.
His Holiness added that cooperation between the church and the state has been developing in the sphere of relations with servicemen, police and penitentiary institutions of the country.