Church of Scientology accused of $4.8mn illegal profit in Russia’s St. Petersburg

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RT.com - 8/6/17 Two members of the Saint Petersburg branch of the Church of Scientology have been put in pretrial detention by the local court as the group faces accusations of illegal business activities and distribution of extremist materials in Russia. The Church of Scientology of Saint Petersburg was charged with earning an estimated 276 million rubles ...

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH: “TERRORISM IS A STRANGER TO ANY RELIGION”

Pravoslavie.ru - 28/4/17 On Wednesday, April 26, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew left Geneva, where he had addressed the World Council of Churches the day before, for Cairo, where he attended and addressed an interreligious conference at Al-Azhar University on Thursday. His address, “Religions and Peace,” focused on the importance of religions and interreligious dialogue in ...

OCP Secretariat Condemns Terrorist Attack in St.Petersburg : Stand in Solidarity with the Russian People

OCP News Service - 4/4/17 The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) issued the below statement in solidarity with the victims of the recent terrorist at the Saint Petersburg subway, Russia. "The Secretariat members of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg, that claimed the lives of many innocent civilians. ...

Serbian Singing Society “Unity” in Russia

21/12/2011 The Serbian Singing Society "Unity" from Banja Luka, in the organization of the Government of the Republic of Srpska and the Ministry of Education and Culture, held from November 21-25, 2011 three evening concerts in Novgorod and Sankt Petersburg. Performances in the beautiful surroundings of and Saint Petersburg are the best way to present the ...

Agreement on Cooperation between the Gevorkian Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Academy of Saint Petersburg

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin 7/9/2011 Armenian-Russian Orthodox Churches At the beginning of the 2011 academic year, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Orthodox Academy of Saint Petersburg of the Russian Orthodox Church. The agreement, consisting of nine points, refers to the development of joint ...

Armenian Pontiff Concludes Pontifical Visit to Saint Petersburg

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services 29/6/2011 On the morning of June 29, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on the final day of his Pontifical visit, traveled to the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection on Vasilyevsky Island. Following a prayer service held in the Cathedral, His Holiness placed flower wreaths ...

Catholicos of All Armenians met with Governor of St. Petersburg

29/6/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II visited St. Petersburg on the occasion of celebrations dedicated to 300th anniversary of local Armenian community. Catholicos met with the Governor of St, Petersburg Valentina Matvienko on June 28. The sides touched upon the cooperation and close relations of Armenian Apostolic and Russian Orthodox churches, as well as productive ...

Catholicos of All Armenians will visit St. Petersburg and Riga

24/6/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin the Second will visit Saint-Petersburg (RF) and Riga (Latvia) on June 27, Mother Sea Holy Echmiadzin informs. His Holiness will attend events devoted to 300th anniversary of Armenian Community in St. Petersburg. Armenian religious leader will open the book-exhibition named “Armenian-Russian religious ties” and also will chair the blessing ceremony ...

Patriarch Kirill to pursue communication with young people at Stadiums

Moscow, May 19, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia contemplates regular appearances before huge young audiences, the Moscow Patriarchate reports."Patriarch's address to a large number of people is not unusual; such appearances have been practiced throughout Church history, even back in the Apostles' time when a pastor spoke before an audience where ...