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ORTHODOXY - RUSSIA
Patriarch of Moscow: pan-Orthodox Synod to be held in Crete
The decision follows the meeting of Orthodox Church leaders in Chambésy. The Synod was initially planned for Istanbul. The latter had become 'inconvenient' for the Russians after their row with Turkey, after the downing a Russian jet on the border with Syria.
Bartholomew I: may Kirill's election foster common journey of Orthodox Churches
The Ecumenical Patriarchate now expects an acceleration in the common journey toward the long-awaited grand pan-Orthodox synod.
20/06/2016 19:07:00 ORTHODOX
Despite the absence of some Churches, Pan-Orthodox Synod opens
The leaders of the Churches of Antioch, Russia, Georgia and Bulgaria are not present. They decided not to come a week ago, despite agreeing to the gathering and its agenda. The Orthodox Church must urgently meet the challenges of the contemporary world. Synodality must be a permanent feature of the Church. Pope Francis sent his greetings and prayers.
21/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I in Kiev: a "victory" over Alexy II?
The celebration of the 1020 years of Christianity in Ukraine risks being overthrown by the nationalistic interests of some Orthodox Churches, including Moscow. Ecumenical patriarch: Constantinople has never had political aims, but only spiritual interests in the growth of evangelization.
Patriarch Bartholomew I optimistic about Abdullah Gül and AKP’s victory
Orthodox head comments positively election of new president at the end of annual synod. He announces new conference on the environment and initiatives to promote ecumenism with Catholics.
06/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I: Alexy II felt his end approaching, and worked for peace in the Church
The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople speaks with emotion of the last months of life for the deceased patriarch of Moscow, of reconciliation in the Orthodox world, and of the common mission to the contemporary world. A synod has been convened to decide on sending representatives from Constantinople to the funeral for Alexy II.
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