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Moscow Patriarchate proposes creating Christian parties
A proposal by Archpriest Chaplin to establish Orthodox political parties has caused great controversy in Russia. For experts, faith-based parties would break the law and could lead to interfaith tensions.
Patriarchate of Moscow launches program for protection of Christians worldwide
The World Russian People's Council will regularly publish information about violence and abuse against the community. Orthodox Church concerned over christianophobia in the Middle East.
Mgr Kondrusiewicz received by Moscow Patriarchate for first time in years
The Archbishop of the Mother of God was received by Metropolitan Kirill. They highlighted the "union" of the two churches in facing challenges posed by the modern world. The Orthodox Patriarchate requested "coordination" of respective local activities. The problem of orphanages and new parishes was discussed.
14/06/2016 09:28:00 RUSSIA - ORTHODOX
Moscow Patriarchate in favor of postponing Council of Crete
The Synod of the Russian Church has decided not to participate in pan-Orthodox gathering, which should open this week. Now all await Phanar response. According to some commentators, the rivalry between Kirill and Bartholomew I is at the root of the problem: for Russians, Constantinople is seeking hegemony in the Orthodox world, and supports the creation of a Ukrainian Church independent from the Moscow Patriarchate.
18/07/2016 15:14:00 RUSSIA – ORTHODOX
Russian Orthodox Church officially rejects the Council of Crete as a Pan-Orthodox
The Synod rejects meeting’s Pan-Orthodox status, but recognises it as "important event". The Patriarchate of Antioch distances itself making it clear it that it does not consider the documents approved at the Council as binding.
Caritas asks for Orthodox priest to provide pastoral assistance
The Catholic Church in Russia has asked its Orthodox sister to send a priest to provide pastoral care to Orthodox believers working for Caritas in a Nizhniy Novgorod, east of Moscow.
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