Reception in Honor of the Diplomatic Body in Syria

Syriac Orthodox Church - 28/1/7 On the occasion of the new year 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II invited their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Charge d’Affaires and Diplomatic Representatives to a Formal Reception at the Patriarchate in Bab Touma. The reception was attended by their Excellencies: Mario Cardinal Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus, and the ambassadors ...

Putin, Pope Francis Discuss Protection of Christians in Conflict Zones

Sputniknews - 18/12/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis discussed the issue of protection of Christians in regional conflict zones and cooperation in the cultural-humanitarian sphere in a phone call on Saturday, the Kremlin said in a statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Putin wished Pope Francis a happy 80th birthday and expressed desire ...

Serbian Orthodox Church Welcomes Russian Patriarch, Pope Meeting

FILE - In this file photo combination Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, right, serves the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 and Pope Francis prays during an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

www.sputniknews.com 12/2/16 Serbian church spokesman said that Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday. BELGRADE (Sputnik) – The Serbian Orthodox Church welcomes the meeting of Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on Friday, Serbian church spokesman Bishop Irinej said. "The Serbian ...

Russian Patriarch arrives in Cuba to meet Pontiff, discuss Middle East crisis

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RT.com - 12/2/16 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Cuba for a historic meeting with Pope Francis during which they are expected to sign a declaration and talk about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Upon his arrival, the Patriarch addressed the citizens of Cuba, sending greetings from “all the people of historical Rus’.” “I wish ...

New Documentary Tells the Story of the Only Functioning Greek Orthodox Church in Cuba

St. Nicholas Church

Anastassios Adamopoulos - October-November 2015 -Greek Reporter The Cuban Revolution overthrew the Batista regime on January 1st 1959. During Fidel Castro’s 49 year reign as Cuban Prime Minister and then President, there had not been any new churches in Cuba. Except one. “A Beacon in Havana” is a short documentary that examines how the Saint Nicholas of Myra Greek Orthodox ...

President Raul Castro Invites Russian Patriarch to Cuba

President Raul Castro Invites Russian Patriarch to Cuba

Cuban News Agency - May 2015 HAVANA, Cuba, May 9 (acn) Cuban President Raul Castro invited the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, to visit Cuba, during a cordial meeting on Friday as part of his official program in Russia. Invited by the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin, to celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the ...

How the Only Orthodox Priest on the Hawaiian Islands Lived and Worked

A photo of Archimandrite Innokentiy Dronoff of blessed memory taken in 1937

September 2014 From Island to Island with the Word of God on His Lips - How the Only Orthodox Priest on the Islands Lives and Works [The following is a translation by Priest Anatole Lyovin of an article that appeared in the Russian magazine Rubezh [Borderland], published in Harbin, Manchukuo, on 20 February, 1937.] Not so long ago ...

Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Highlights Links With Cuba

Moscow, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Patriarch Kirill of Russian Orthodox Church expressed today satisfaction for the increasing development o relations with Cuba and recalled the cordial atmosphere prevailing during his visits to the Island. During a meeting with Cuban Ambassador Emilio Lozada at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in Moscow, the orthodox leader highlighted the ...

First-ever Orthodox Divine service is celebrated in Cuba’s Westernmost Province

On 16 June 2012, the first-ever Orthodox liturgy was celebrated in Pinar del Rio, the Cuba’s westernmost province. Rev. Dimitry Orekhov, rector of the Church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Havana, officiated, website of the parish reports. Compatriots living in Pinar del Rio, parishioners, and staff of the Russian Embassy attended ...

Head of Belarusian Orthodox Church supports cause of the Cuban Five

Havana, Cuba, Feb 8.- The head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Kiril Vajromeev, has expressed interest to join the cause for the liberation of the five Cuban prisoners held in the United States since 1998. 8/2/2012 During a meeting with the Cuban ambassador in Minsk, Alfredo Nieves, the religious leader endorsed the Cuba’s right to demand the ...

Leader of US church group seeks meeting with American imprisoned in Cuba, Alan Gross

By Associated Press 30/11/2011 HAVANA — A delegation of U.S. religious leaders visiting Cuba has asked for access to an American man imprisoned for bringing restricted communications equipment to the island, a leading clerical official said Tuesday. The 15-member delegation is still awaiting word on whether they will be allowed to visit Maryland man Alan Gross, said Michael ...