» 03/28/2008, 00.00
D. Dudochkin, A. Pirogov
Moscow Patriarchate to “monitor” Catholic orphanages
The decision comes at the end of a meeting by a joint working group on problems between the two Churches. The Patriarchate wants to keep an eye on Orthodox children who live in Catholic institutions. This however has been the rule for years. Once again silence prevails on other, more important issues.
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.
19/04/2006 RUSSIA VATICAN
High-level Vatican delegation in Moscow for religious summit, Catholics free, says nuncio
In an interview with Russian-state news agency Interfax, Mgr Mennini, nuncio in Russia, talks about cooperation with the Orthodox Church. Catholics face no external obstructions in the country.
Moscow Patriarch Aleksij II dies
Under the law Russian Orthodoxy to retain “supervisory” role in Catholic orphanages
State Duma bill becomes law without the provision that would have allowed only public orphanages, but it confirms the control of the Russian Orthodox Church over Catholic institutions.
Vote for new Moscow Patriarch set for tomorrow; three candidates running, Kirill favoured
Kliment of Kaluga and Filaret of Minsk are also in the race. Tomorrow’s election will include representatives of men and women religious as well as lay people from around the world.
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