Metropolitan Filaret withdraws from patriarchal election

Moscow, January 27, Interfax - Patriarch Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, one of the three candidates for the Moscow Patriarchal See, withdrew his candidacy at a Church Council session on Tuesday afternoon, a source attending the forum told Interfax-Religion.The Church Council also decided not to nominate more candidates for Patriarch, the source said.Thus, the ...

The Church shouldn’t interfere in politics, but to tell people God’s truth – Metropolitan Kirill

Moscow, January 22, Interfax – Locum Tenens of the Moscow Patriarchal See Metropolitan Kirill reminds that the Church should always stay out of politics.He recalled that various politics urged the Church “to take concrete political position” in the 1990s: to support authorities or, on the contrary, to oppose it. However, according to Metropolitan Kirill, the ...

The Moscow Patriarch to be elected on Jan 27

Moscow, January 20, Interfax - Candidates for Moscow Patriarchal See will be elected at the Archbishop Council on January 25, while the Patriarch will be elected on the first day of work of the Local Council, on January 27, a statement posted on the official website of the Councils reads.The agenda of the Local Council ...