» 03/21/2014, 00.00
RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Crimea annexation frightens Patriarch of Moscow
Kirill not present for Putin's great speech to the Duma. While Russia follows in the footsteps of the empire of Ivan the Terrible, the Orthodox Churches of Ukraine are pushed towards autonomy by Moscow. The Moscow Patriarchate risks being a minority in the next pan-Orthodox Council.
Yuscenko: Ukraine wants a national church independent of Moscow
The long pastoral visit of the leader of the Orthodox Church in Moscow begins in the midst of disagreement among the faithful in Ukraine, divided in three different churches. Kirill maintains that there is already an independent and national Orthodox church in the country; the one recognized by Moscow.
19/07/2010 RUSSIA – UKRAINE
Patriarch Kirill’s visit to Ukraine with an eye on the Vatican
The patriarch begins his visit tomorrow until 28 July to celebrate the Baptism of Rus. This is his third visit since he was elected in 2009. He expresses positive views about Benedict XVI and Catholic-Orthodox community of views about Europe and the world.
26/05/2017 14:58:00 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow and Kiev, a war waged with 'anti-Orthodox' laws
The Ukrainian parliament approve laws that humiliate the Patriarchate of Moscow and favor the Kiev Patriarchate. The fight also involves the Vatican and Catholics. Ukraine, like Russia, back tracks on laws guaranteeing religious freedom.
18/03/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Putin's Russia recognizes the Crimea and its request for annexation
The EU and the U.S. launch sanctions against 21 Russian and pro-Russian Ukrainian representatives. They include Yanukovych, but not Putin. Kiev is ready to dialogue with Moscow, but rejects the annexation. The problems of the present and the immediate future: Ukrainian soldiers in the Crimea, the Tatars, the peninsula’s economy heretofore dependent on Ukraine. Moscow has sent 15 billion rubles to the new independent state.
05/02/2018 09:52:00 RUSSIA
Patriarch Kirill and Vicar Tikhon, two models for the Russian Church
Both are protagonists of the Russian "religious renaissance" after the end of communism. Kirill proposes the "Social Doctrine of the Russian Orthodox Church", which is Putin's political manifesto; Tikhon proposes faith as a "guardian of moral values". He is Putin’s "spiritual father". A "new symphony" between Church and State. The risks of a new caesar-papism and the re-reading of history that enhances Stalin and the "necessary sacrifice" of the Church at the hands of the State.
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