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St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral restored to Church of, a symbol of the city of the tsars
Confiscated by the Bolsheviks, first used as a warehouse and more recently a concert hall, the cathedral will be restored to the Orthodox diocese. In 2010 it was reopened for worship.
17/08/2004 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Our Lady of Kazan: artefact of history and object of faith for the Russian people
Aleksij II delivers the Mother of God Icon to Kazan
Thousands flock to the ceremony at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. The Patriarch speaks about working with Muslims but remains silent about relations with the Catholic Church.
Moscow Patriarchate accused of turning cathedral into shopping mall
The accusation comes from an NGO, the Consumer Rights Protection Society, which claims that the Patriarchate is running businesses from inside Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
Russia, double Christmas celebrations, Catholic and Orthodox
For most Russians December 25 is the "Catholic Christmas", but on the same day Lutherans and Anglicans also celebrate. The Russian Orthodox Church, which follows the Julian calendar, celebrates the birth of Jesus on January 7. At the cathedral in Moscow, Mass in various languages. 5 thousand faithful expected to attend.
Orthodox Easter, Kirill: Being Christian today means going against trend
In his message to the faithful and religious, the Patriarch of Moscow invites faithful to "turn to the Lord, leaving behind modern selfishness" and see the "light of the Resurrection, the sign that leads to Heaven." Putin and Medvedev attend vigil in the capital.
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