» 12/03/2007, 00.00
RUSSIA – VATICAN
Abolish Catholic dioceses and problems are solved, says Kirill
The head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations wants the Catholic Church in Russia to turn back the clock to 2002.
05/02/2016 18:30:00 RUSSIA – VATICAN
For Russian Patriarchate, the “genocide of the Christian population” made the Kirill-Francis meeting urgent
Metropolitan Hilarion told a press conference that despite unresolved issues such like the expansion of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Ukraine, the Moscow Patriarchate hopes that the meeting "will open a new page in the relations between the two Churches”.
03/09/2011 RUSSIA – VATICAN
Moscow Patriarchate’s “non-interference” to a possible Serbian Orthodox invitation for the pope
Metropolitan Hilarion reiterates Moscow’s position but, for months, rumours say the Russian Orthodox Church is opposed to Benedict XVI’s presence in Niš in 2013 to mark the anniversary of Constantine’s edict because it could provide an opportunity for a meeting between the Russian patriarch and the pontiff.
28/11/2007 CHINA – RUSSIA
Russian patriarchate ready to train Chinese priests
Metropolitan Kirill, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, confirmed Moscow’s willingness to provide theological training to priests from China’s 15,000-strong Orthodox community.
25/03/2008 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Presented today in Moscow, Spe Salvi in Russian
The ceremony which will take place in the “Library of the Spirit”, will be addressed by Catholic Archbishop Paolo Pezzi and Fr. Vladimir Shmalij, secretary of the of the Synod Theological Commission of the Orthodox Patriarchate.
09/02/2016 15:07:00 RUSSIA – VATICAN
Sergei Chapnin: The Russian Orthodox Church in 2016, and its economic failures (Part Two)
Like the rest of Russian society, the Church too is in recession, suffering from financial losses and bank closures. Problems afflict the monasteries of Trinity-St Sergius Lavra and St Daniel. Lack of financial transparency is an issue whilst parishes are reduced to poverty. A gap exists in the lifestyle of city and country priests.
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