» 05/29/2012, 00.00
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.
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.
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.
Only 1% of Orthodox actively involved in parish life
A survey reveals that of about 15% of practicing believers only 1% are really active. Building vibrant communities is a major challenge for the Patriarchate.
Thirteen new dioceses for the Russian Orthodox Church
The Holy Synod approved the creation of new eparchies from Irkutsk to Kazakhstan. The restructuring of the canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate continues, the largest reform since 1991.
For Patriarch Kirill, the Church can help the state fight corruption
The Patriarchate and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation signed an agreement that formalises cooperation between Church and State. According to the Orthodox primate, society’s woes stem from the destruction of values and the economic collapse that occurred in the 1990s. Corruption costs the state more than US$ 600 million.
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