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The Russian Orthodox Church calls for same legal status as Catholics in Ireland
Patriarch Kirill spoke at a meeting in Moscow with Irish President McAleese. Orthodox parishes in Ireland are registered as “charitable organisations". The request in line with the Orthodox Patriarchate policy of strengthening its presence abroad.
26/08/2004 VATICAN - RUSSIA
"The handover of the icon of Kazan is an historic event"
Interview with Mgr. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Catholic Archbishop of Moscow.
25/08/2004 RUSSIA - VATICAN
The Patriarch should be first to see the icon of Kazan, Vatican official told
03/10/2016 11:27:00 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Russian Orthodox Church: Collaboration between Orthodox and Catholics more important than ever
Interview with hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), secretary for relations between Christians from the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations. The recent agreement on the primacy and synodality signed in Chieti. The difficulties of the pan-Orthodox Synod. The memory and the value of embrace between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Havana.
Moscow Patriarchate to “monitor” Catholic orphanages
The decision comes at the end of a meeting by a joint working group on problems between the two Churches. The Patriarchate wants to keep an eye on Orthodox children who live in Catholic institutions. This however has been the rule for years. Once again silence prevails on other, more important issues.
14/05/2013 RUSSIA - CHINA
Patriarch Kirill calls for recognition of Orthodox Church in China, but is silent on religious freedom
In Russia, commentators and analysts ponder the meaning of the Orthodox leader’s mission to the People's Republic. For some it is one step in the Kremlin's foreign policy, which aims to strengthen a renewed geopolitical alliance with China. For others, the goal is only pastoral: the Orthodox Church needs restructuring.
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