Patriarch Kirill

Pope to visit Kazakhstan in September

Pope to visit Kazakhstan in September

Pope Francis will attend a meeting of religious leaders in Kazakhstan in September, the Vatican said on Monday, a gathering where he has said previously he hoped to meet with the Russian Orthodox patriarch. Francis is set to be in the …

EU drops idea of sanctions against Patrairch Kirill

EU drops idea of sanctions against Patrairch Kirill

The European Union has avoided imposing sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, of Moscow and All Russia, because of Hungary’s position, the DPA news agency said on Thursday, citing diplomatic sources in the EU. According to the DPA …

Patriarch Kirill turns 75

Patriarch Kirill turns 75

Russian President Vladimir Putin awards Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ with the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called on his 75th birthday, the Kremlin press service reports "For his outstanding …

Hagia Sophia: wisdom turned into stone

Hagia Sophia: wisdom turned into stone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructed to study the issue of changing the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul - a monument of Byzantine architecture, which was erected in 532-537 at the direction of the Emperor Justinian, after the …

Baku 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders adopts declaration

Baku 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders adopts declaration

The document emphasizes that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the development of international cooperation, formation of religion-state relations, the strengthening of inter-civilization and interreligious relations, the protection of …

Patriarch Kirill visits Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral in Baku

Patriarch Kirill visits Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral in Baku

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who participated in the 2nd Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku, dedicated the Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral in the capital of Azerbaijan after large-scale restoration work …

Summit of World Religious Leaders opens in Baku

Summit of World Religious Leaders opens in Baku

  The Second Summit of World Religious Leaders, which will bring together political, public, scientific and religious figures of various countries and representatives of international organizations, has opened in Baku today. …

Russia celebrates Christmas

Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the …