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RUSSIA - SIRIA
Moscow Patriarchate: acting as "international executioners," the US is sacrificing Muslims and Christians in Syria
Speaking to AsiaNews, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Department for External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, condemns threats of NATO intervention without a UN mandate. More victims will be "sacrificed on the altar of an imaginary democracy".
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.
06/03/2013 RUSSIA - MIDDLE EAST
Alarming situation for Christians in Aleppo and across Syria, Moscow Patriarchate warns
In a statement, the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate reports what is happening in the Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo. With 20 per cent of the city destroyed and electricity and water are in short supply, Christians have fled to Lebanon or elsewhere. As he helps needy families, the Metropolitan of Aleppo and Alexandretta appeals for prayer.
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.
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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