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HH Karekin II Sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kiril I

April 5, 2017 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 5/4/17 On April 3, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; has sent letters of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and to His Holiness Kiril I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; over the explosion that occurred on the subway in St. Petersburg. On […]

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Russian Patriarch consecrates Orthodox cathedral just yards from Eiffel Tower in Paris

December 5, 2016 Featured News

RT.Com – 5/12/16 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has consecrated a new cathedral in central Paris, just yards away from the Eiffel Tower, with hundreds of worshippers attending the service he led there on Sunday. Trinity Cathedral was opened as part of a Russian cultural and spiritual center on the banks […]

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UK media & elite greet Russian Patriarch with suspicion and indignation

October 18, 2016 Featured News

RT.Com – 18/10/16 The Patriarch of Russia’s Orthodox Church, Kirill, is visiting Britain at a time when tensions between London and Moscow could hardly be any worse. Predictably, the UK media and sections of the political establishment are highly critical of the trip. Those of us who follow these things know exactly how dreadful British-Russian […]

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Russian Patriarch consecrates Orthodox Cathedral in London – RT LIVE

October 16, 2016 Featured News

RT.com – 16/10/16 Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill is leading the ceremonies of consecration of the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Royal Martyrs, in London. The Divine Liturgy, which includes the sanctification of the bells and frescoes on the outer wall of the cathedral, is the […]

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

February 12, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Historic Meeting of Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch & All East with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow & All Russia 

November 11, 2015 Featured News

Tera Rus (OCP Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) OCP News Service – 9/11/15 Also Read – Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II calls US & Western Powers to Stop Financing Terrorist: Moscow: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II- Patriarch of Antioch and All East – Primate of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church (Oriental Orthodox Communion) met with His […]

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HH Karekein II sends Condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Holiness Kirill I

November 4, 2015 Featured News

On October 31, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin; and His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; in sympathy for the vicitms of the Sharm-el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg plane crash. His Holiness expressed condolences to the Russian […]

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President Raul Castro Invites Russian Patriarch to Cuba

May 11, 2015 Featured News
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 […]

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Russia Can Use Economic Downturn to Become Stronger: Russian Patriarch

January 10, 2015 Featured News
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Sputnik – January 2015Sputnik The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said that a weakening Russian national currency gives Russia a chance to strengthen its economic power. MOSCOW, January 7 (Sputnik) – The fall of the ruble and other economic problems will not influence the welfare of the majority of Russians and could be used […]

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Russian Patriarch offers condolences over Malaysian airliner’s crash in Ukraine

July 21, 2014 Featured News
Russian patriarch offers condolences over Malaysian airliner’s crash in Ukraine

21/7/14 “I hope that an unbiased and thorough investigation of this tragedy will be conducted involving the international community,” the patriarch noted MOSCOW, July 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill offered condolences to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over the crash of a Malaysia Airlines the Dutch city of Amsterdam to the […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill prays for Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners

April 20, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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Separation of Church & state to remain intact – Russian Patriarch

November 28, 2013 Featured News

November 2015 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has rejected allegations of a possible official union between his institution and the state, adding that only an independent Church can preach successfully. “The Church is protecting its own freedom because it is sure that only its independence gives her an opportunity to be a fully-fledged […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill Visits Moldova, Breakaway Transdniester

September 11, 2013 Featured News

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 […]

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Russian Patriarch: Orthodox faith is cornerstone of integration

July 29, 2013 Featured News

MINSK, 29 July (BelTA) – The Orthodox faith is a spiritual force that is the foundation of human life and must be at the heart of integration, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said at the meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and primates of the Local Orthodox Churches, BelTA learned. Patriarch Kirill noted […]

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Russian Patriarch Kirill: Serbia Has To Withstand Pressures

May 24, 2013 Featured News

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 […]

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Russian Patriarch Conducts Service In Beijing

May 13, 2013 Featured News

12/5/13 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has performed a service in Beijing during his first-ever visit to neighboring China. The service was performed on May 12 amid tight security in a tent on the grounds of the Russian Embassy with some 300 people in attendance. On May 10, Kirill met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and […]

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Chinese President Meets Russian Patriarch

May 11, 2013 Featured News

11/5/13 President Xi Jinping met with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and head of the Russian Orthodox Church, on Friday. Xi said Chinese and Russian people are closely connected by a deep traditional friendship, as well as a realistic need for cooperation. Recalling his state visit to Russia in March at the invitation […]

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Russian Patriarch Starts First-Ever Visit To China

May 11, 2013 Featured News

11/5/13 Russia’s Patriarch Kirill has started the first-ever visit to China by a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. On May 10, the first day of his six-day visit, the patriarch met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. While in China, Kirill will meet with Orthodox believers at the Russian Embassy in Beijing and lead a […]

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

March 16, 2013 Featured News

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 […]

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Russian Patriarch Urges Church Presence in Social Networks

February 3, 2013 Featured News

3/2/13 MOSCOW, February 3 (RIA Novosti) – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Saturday lamented a high number of antichurch internet posts and said the Russian Orthodox Church he leads should be present in social networks to tell the truth to its audience. “Blogs and social networks give us new opportunities for the […]

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Most Russians see Patriarch Kirill as national spiritual leader – poll

November 20, 2012 Featured News

Moscow, November 20, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is known to most Russians, and 62% of citizens polled recently know his name, the VTsIOM pollster told Interfax. Most respondents best informed about the Russian Patriarch are pensioners or citizens of pre-pension age (respectively 72% and 71%), and also citizens with a […]

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