» 01/25/2012, 00.00
Orthodox Church in support of Putin: yes to crack down on immigration
The spokesman for the Patriarchate welcomes the proposal by the presidential candidate to introduce Russian language tests for immigrants and to toughen laws.
Moscow issues code of conduct for immigrants to facilitate integration
Among the rules: do not kill animals in public, speak Russian and do not wear traditional clothing of countries of origin. The Code will be completed by the end of 2010. For Gavkhar Dzurayeva, head of the migration Centre, it is absurd "to reduce integration to a matter of clothes, eating habits and behavioural problems and be silent on the exploitation of migrant workers.
Orthodox celebrate Christmas
The Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations play a crucial role in society, says Putin. Some 11,000 people attended Midnight Mass at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.
80 years on, Putin blesses the end of the schism within the Russian Orthodox Church
Patriarch Alexi II and the head of the Church abroad, metropolitan Laurus, today signed an act of canonical communion putting an end to the division between the two communities. Before a congregation of hundreds the first communal liturgy was celebrated today in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral, with Putin in the front row.
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Patriarch Kirill renews his commitment to working with the Vatican for peace in Syria
A meeting with Card. Koch at Danilovsky Monastery in Moscow. Rebuilding churches and returning the religious life of Syria to normal. Unite the two anti-terrorism coalitions fighting in the Middle East. The Pope donates some relics of St. Francis of Assisi. A reception in the presence of Putin closes the celebrations for the birthday of the Orthodox Patriarch.
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Peace begins in the Holy Land, Russian Patriarch tells Palestinian President
On an official visit to Russia, Mahmoud Abbas signs a joint statement with Putin to implement the road map.
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