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Moscow Patriarchate accused of turning cathedral into shopping mall
The accusation comes from an NGO, the Consumer Rights Protection Society, which claims that the Patriarchate is running businesses from inside Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
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Army celebrates 60 years as bishop of Colombo calls for peace and harmony
A special ceremony is held in Colombo’s Anglican cathedral. Representatives of various Christian denominations and top army officers pray together for peace and harmony in the country.
Controversy around the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, celebrated by both state and Church
In the last few years, the commemoration of the inventors of the Cyrillic alphabet has drawn rulers’ attention, including those of Ukraine and Belarus. Sumptuous ceremonies by the Orthodox Church and government’s involvement have led some to see the celebration as embodying the ills of the country.
For Moscow Patriarchate, living in poverty is a danger for clergy
Archpriest Chaplin calls on believers to avoid the trap of secular forces who want to lower the social status of the priests through appeals to poverty in order to turn them into social outcasts, something that is happening "among Catholics".
For Mgr Warduni, Baghdad attacks are cannibalistic acts; a weak government does not provide security
The prelate slams Islamic State attacks against "women, children, young people", bemoaning the new escalation of "explosions, kidnappings and violence." Yesterday's attacks left dozens of people dead. The Chaldean Church responds to violence with works of charity among Christians and Muslims. US raid hits jihadi money warehouse in Mosul.
Aleksij II delivers the Mother of God Icon to Kazan
Thousands flock to the ceremony at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. The Patriarch speaks about working with Muslims but remains silent about relations with the Catholic Church.
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