GEORGIA’S ORTHODOX PATRIARCH TO VISIT MOSCOW TO MARK RUSSIAN PATRIARCH’S 70TH BIRTHDAY

TASS - 25/10/16 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is expected to pay a visit to Moscow in November to mark Russian Patriarch Kirill’s 70th birthday, Georgia’s Patriarchate told TASS on Saturday, confirming media reports. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, had sent an invitation to his Georgian counterpart, the ...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch declares worldwide ‘holy war’ on terrorism

www.rt.com - May 2016 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has called the fight against terrorism a “holy war” and urged international unity and an abandoning of double standards to defeat this global evil. “Today, when our warriors take part in combat operations in the Middle East, we know that this is not an aggression, occupation or ...

‘Christians are under pressure in many developed countries’ – Russian Patriarch Kirill to Ed Schultz

www.rt.com  Christians are in “a dangerous, critical situation” with communities marginalized in developed nations, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church told Ed Schultz, host of RT's The News show, while calling their persecution in the Middle East “a tragedy.” In an exclusive interview to RT's Ed Schultz Patriarch Kirill stressed the importance of his meeting with Pope ...

‘We need to do everything to avert major war’ – Russian Patriarch Kirill to RT

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www.rt.com - 15/2/16 A new clash of world powers should be prevented at all costs, Russian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill said in an exclusive interview with RT America’s Ed Schultz, stressing that both Russia and the US must do “everything possible” to improve relations. Speaking to Schulz, Patriarch Kirill warned that a confrontation between “two major powers” ...

Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ on Islamic State

Raymond Ibrahim - FrontPage Magazine - October 2015 The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has just described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.” According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and ...

Russian Patriarch Kirill prays for Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners

20/4/14 On the eve of Easter, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill prayed for  Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners of the Cathedral of Christ the  Savior. “Politically, Ukraine is a foreign country, but spiritually and historically, this has never been so. We are the same nation before God, we practice the same Orthodox religion, however ...

Russian Patriarch Kirill Visits Moldova, Breakaway Transdniester

10/9/13 The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has visited Moldova and its breakaway region of Transdniester. He consecrated a nunnery in Transdniester's capital, Tiraspol, on September 9 after arriving the previous day from Moldova's capital, Chisinau, where he met with Moldovan officials. Kirill said he was conveying God's message, which "must sound very loudly now ...

Russian Patriarch Kirill: Serbia Has To Withstand Pressures

24/5/13 BELGRADE – Russian Patriarch Kirill has said that Serbia has to withstand pressures and difficult moments since the holy land of Kosovo and the people who live there must not be lost. You must not shrink back, Patriarch Kirill said for the Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti at a reception which was organized by the Russian Foreign ...

Continued violence in Syria will lead to humanitarian catastrophe – Russian Patriarch Kirill

15/3/13 Russian Patriarch Kirill has warned that continued violence in Syria will create a humanitarian catastrophe, cost countless lives and leave the country in ruins. Emerging from a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow Friday, he also pointed out that the Syrian crisis can only be resolved through a peaceful dialogue. This Friday marks two years ...