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Patriarch Kirill on first ever visit to Poland
For the first time a primate of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Polish Christian community. From Moscow: no political message in mission.
Medvedev signs law on restitution of religious property
Patriarch Kirill rejoices: all outstanding issues between church and state now resolved. But it lacks the support of public opinion still hostile to the new relations between the Patriarchate of Moscow and Kremlin.
22/03/2012 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek-catholic Patriarch: Orthodox connivance with Stalin undermines our relations
The Major Archbishop of Kiev, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, invites Russian Orthodox to recognize their complicity in the persecution of Catholics in the USSR. For the Moscow Patriarchate the Uniate situation is the biggest obstacle to the meeting between Kirill and Pope.
29/01/2009 VATICAN - RUSSIA
Pope: continuing dialogue with Russian Orthodox essential
Receiving the bishops of Russia, Benedict XVI renews his good wishes for Kirill. In spite of the difficulties, the encounters must move forward, because it is important for Christians to face together the serious cultural and ethical challenges of the present time, like the dignity of the person and defense of life and of the family.
Ukraine, Pope Francis, Charlie Hebdo: Patriarch Kirill releases his first wide-ranging interview with secular media
The conversation with Tass is dedicated to the themes of Lent, but also to the war in Ukraine, schismatic Orthodox Churches and relations with the Catholic Church.
Survey, almost half of Russians believe that the church is under attack
A study of the Vtsiom center reveals that 46% of Russians believe that the Church in need of protection. 53% of respondents were in favor of initiatives such as the day in defense of the faith.
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