The Far Abroad

10.12.2009 11:18

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Mass Media ignore the genocide of Serbs in Kosovo

On 5 December 2009, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk told the viewers of "The Church and the World" TV programme about the difficulties experienced by Orthodox Serbs in Kosovo.
08.12.2009 13:19

Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk visits France

Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, visited France on November 27 to December 4, 2009. He arrived in Lyon at the invitation of the Primate of the Catholic Church in France, archbishop Philippe Barbarin, the official portal of the Belarus Orthodox Church reports.
02.12.2009 14:34

3d World Congress of Compatriots section meeting on ‘The role of the ROC and other traditional confessions in consolidation of united space of the Russian World’

The 3d World Congress of Compatriots section meeting on ‘The role of the ROC and other traditional confessions in consolidation of united space of the Russian World’ on Dec. 2 at the Danilovskaya Hotel discussed the experience of work with compatriots on diocesan and parochial levels, prospects of this work…
02.12.2009 11:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with auditors of Higher Diplomatic Courses

On 1 December 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a group of auditors of Higher Diplomatic Courses at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MID). The meeting took place at the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
02.12.2009 11:37

Patriarch Kirill’s address to the 3d Congress of Compatriots

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia addressed the 3d World Congress of Compatriots living abroad at its opening on December 1, 2009, at the House of Unions Column Hall in Moscow. Distinguished Assembly, I cordially greet you all as you have come to Moscow for this representative…
30.11.2009 12:25

Archbishop Hilarion’s assessment of the 2009 State Department Religious Freedom Report

In his letter to US Ambassador to Russia, Mr John Beyrle, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, makes an assessment of the section on Russia in the US State Department Religious Freedom Report 2009. Below is the text of the letter.…
30.11.2009 10:24

Victims of mass starvation in 1930s in USSR and those who died in Neva Express crash commemorated in Damascus

The Office for the Dead was said on Nov. 29 at the Church of St. Ignatius the God-Bearer in the Moscow Patriarchate’s Representation to the Patriarch of Antioch in Damascus to commemorate victims of the mass starvation in the 1930s in the USSR.
30.11.2009 10:16

Theological and catechetical courses for laity launched in Hamburg

According to the website of the Church of St. John of Kronstadt in Hamburg, the curriculum of the theological-catechetical course provides for two-year studies. At present, over 60 people have been enrolled in the course.
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…
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…