» 07/23/2013, 00.00
Thousands of faithful line up in Moscow to venerate the Cross of St. Andrew
The relic arrived in the capital, from where it will be moved to Kiev to celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia.
In current political crisis Russians see Church as only authoritative institution
According to the report of an influential think tank, in the irreversible decline of public confidence towards the political leaders, the Church is perceived as the only institution based on moral principles. Experts say the Patriarchate take advantage of historic moment to define a more determined presence in society.
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Orthodox Church warns that youth neo-paganism is a challenge for the future
A few days before the anniversary of the Baptism of Rus, Moscow Patriarchate officials sound the alarm against paganism among athletes and soldiers. Going back on Christianity “is a step towards self-destruction.”
Navalny, anti-Putin protest leader meets with the Church and creates discontent
The famous blogger prefers to meet with the spokesperson for the Moscow Patriarchate and the deserts opposition talks with the new U.S. ambassador. The network attacks him: "clever". He responds: "I have never hidden my faith."
Moscow bans feeding the hungry
City council orders the church of Saints Cosmas and Damian to close its soup kitchen for the homeless because it gives an unseemly image of the city. The parish is located outside the mayor’s offices. Each year in the capital at least 200 homeless people die of cold.
Media accuse Patriarch Kirill of being state official
President Medvedev addresses close of the Council of Russian Orthodox bishops. Debate continues in the media about the growing cooperation between church and state in Russia. Priests invited to stand for election in "exceptional cases".
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