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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.
22/05/2017 16:42:00 RUSSIA
St Nicholas relic in Moscow for the first time (video)
The saint’s sacred remains have never left Italy since 1087. In February 2016, Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill agreed to move a relic to Russia for a certain period of time. At 6 pm yesterday, all the churches of the capital ran their bells in jubilation. A grand procession accompanied the sacred relic to Moscow’s Christ the Saviour where Patriarch Kirill led a solemn liturgical celebration.
21/02/2017 14:18:00 RUSSIA
Thousands in procession for the return of St. Isaac's Church to the Moscow Patriarchate
The building had been seized in 1917 and used as a museum. Spokesman for Patriarch Kirill: The church "should first of all be a place of prayer." Opponents: Giving the management to the Church risks opening the path to "wild provincialism". Putin among the opponents. Kirill: A sign of reconciliation.
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.
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