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06.02.2010 23:50

Metropolitan Hilarion: Christianity is a religion of the people of spirit

Address to a forum of Orthodox youth on 16 January 2010 in Penza, Russia.
05.02.2010 10:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with French Catholic Archbishop

On 4 February 2010, at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received Monsignor Maurice Gardes, archbishop of Auch, France, president of the National Council for Christian Unity and Relations with Judaism, currently in Russia on a private visit.
04.02.2010 21:03

Session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries on “Christian family – a ‘little church’ and a basis of health society’ takes place in Moscow

A plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries (CICC) on "Christian family – a 'little church' and a basis of health society' took place in Moscow on 4 February 2010.
04.02.2010 14:39

“Christian Family – a ‘little church’ and a basis of healthy society.” Final document of the plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries, Moscow, 4 February 2010

Christian Churches of the CIS and Baltic countries, in a plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee of the CIS and Baltic countries held in Moscow on 4 February 2010, have thoroughly considered the theme “Christian Family – a ‘little church’ and a basis of healthy society” and state…
03.02.2010 0:54

Bishops’ Conference approves of the work of Department for External Church Relations

The participants in the Bishops' Conference thanked His Holiness the Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod for their efforts aimed at the strengthening of Orthodox unity and approved of the work done in this field by the Department for external church relations.
02.02.2010 19:01

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church: Cooperation with political and public institutions in the far abroad countries is caused by the necessity to consolidate the Gospel principles in public life and to strengthen the positions of Orthodoxy in the world

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his report presented at the Bishops' Conference held at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 2 February 2010 noted that an important component of external church activities is cooperation with political and public institutions in the far abroad countries.
02.02.2010 18:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill points to the development of dialogue with international organizations

His Holiness noted that for this objective the Russian Church is working at the initiative in setting up a consultative group of high-ranking religious leaders at the UNESCO Director General. This group should become an effective mechanism for participation of religious communities in the discussion of topical problems of the…
02.02.2010 18:08

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill: Inter-Christian relations are in a protracted crisis, as polarization of Christians’ opinion on liberal or traditional reading of Christian message was added to classical differences among confessions

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his report presented at the Bishops’ Conference held in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on 2 February 2010 spoke about cooperation with inter-Christian organizations.
02.02.2010 17:42

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church: Many Protestant communities do not even try to really preach Christian values in secular society but rather prefer to adapt to its standards

Among the themes His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia dealt with in his report to the Bishops’ conference on 2 February 2010, were problems arising in relations with the Protestant community.
02.02.2010 17:06

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church points to positive tendencies in dialogue between Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church

His Holiness noted that the Pope Benedict XVI of Rome has a consistent position close to that of the Orthodox on these issues. ‘Evidence to this are his statements and messages as well as views expressed by high-ranking representatives of the Roman Catholic Church with whom we maintain contacts’, His…