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27.11.2009 19:19

Archbishop Hilarion’s letter to Vatican Secretary of State concerning the European Court’s decision to ban Christian symbols in Italian schools

The decision made by the European Court on 3 November 2009 to the effect that the presence of crucifixes violates human rights in Italian schools has prompted Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk to send the following message to the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone: Your Eminence, The decision made…
27.11.2009 18:46

3d World Congress of Compatriots to be held in Moscow

The Congress will be opened on December 1 at the House of Unions Column Hall. Among those who are expected to come for the opening are His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Foreign Minister S. Lavrov, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of…
27.11.2009 12:36

Archbishop Hilarion: The majority of Orthodox Christians in Ukraine stay in the fold of the canonical Orthodox Church

In conclusion of the visit, the archpastors visited the cathedral church of St. Michael the Archangel in Chercassy built through the labours of Metropolitan Sofrony and prayed at the shrine with the relics of venerable martyr Macarius of Cherkassy.
27.11.2009 11:40

Activities of non-governmental organizations and cooperation with the Alliance of Civilization are discussed at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Russian Orthodox Church was represented by the DECR acting secretary for far-abroad countries Rev. Sergy Zvonarev and acting representative of the Moscow Patriarchate at the USA Very Rev. Alexander Abramov.
26.11.2009 14:45

Patriarch Kirill supports Italian Government over European Court’s decision to ban Christian symbols in schools

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on the case of Lautsi versus Italy that the presence of crucifixes in Italian schools violated human rights. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a letter to Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi, stating resolute support for the intention…
26.11.2009 14:17

Russian Orthodox Church’s cooperation with UN agencies discussed in Moscow

It is the first meeting to gather together church and UN workers for a discussion on possible areas of cooperation in solving urgent problems facing Russian society in social, educational, medical and other areas. The meeting is also expected to work out specific mechanisms of cooperation in actual work.
26.11.2009 13:45

Russian president congratulates Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa on the 5th anniversary of his enthronement

Mr. Medvedev noted the contribution made by Patriarch Theodore to ‘the cause of asserting Orthodox unity and broadening the constructive dialogue of Christian Churches” and stressed his appreciation of the patriarch’s concern for the development of fruitful cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church.
25.11.2009 16:24

Archbishop Hilarion meets with deputy head of Ukrainian Presidential Secretariat Yu. Bogutsky

On 24 November 2009, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, on his stay in Kiev on the occasion of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir's birthday, met with Yu. Bogutsky, the first deputy chairman of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine, at…
25.11.2009 13:54

Archbishop Hilarion lectures at the Kievo-Mogilianskaya Academy

On 24 November 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, on a stay in Kiev on the occasion of the celebration of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir's birthday, lectured in English at the "Kievo-Mogilianskaya Academy" National University on "The Life in God…
25.11.2009 13:46

Patriarch Kirill sends a message to the 5th Church Conference of Pilgrims’ Journey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to the 5th Church Conference on Pilgrims’ Journey, which opened on November 25 at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Pilgrimage Center. Most Reverend Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters: I cordially greet you all as you have gathered…