Patriarch Kirill meets with President of South Ossetia

Святейший Патриарх Кирилл встретился с Президентом Республики Южная Осетия

On September 10, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received President L. Tibilov of the Republic of South Ossetia, at his working residence in Chisty Pereulok. They discussed problems involved in the development of religious relations between the peoples of Russia and South Ossetia and other matters of mutual concern. His Holiness expressed ...

Patriarch seeks reconciliation for Abkhazia and South Ossetia

By Etuna Tsotniashvili 19/8/2011 On the 19th anniversary of the start of the war in Abkhazia, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia and Mitropolite of Tskhum Abkhazia Ilia II supported Abkhazian and Ossetian reconciliation with Georgia. As Ilia II stated at the Sunday sermon, Abkhazians and Georgians should stand together in order not to lose against the enemy. ...

Georgian, Russian Patriarchs Meet in Kiev

Video of the Meeting Civil Georgia, Tbilisi 27/7/2011 Reiterating Georgian Church's authority over breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russian Patriarch Kirill said after meeting with Georgian Orthodox Church leader Ilia II in Kiev, that talks would continue to address "canonical disorder" in those regions. The two Patriarchs met on July 26 in the Ukrainian capital, where they are participating ...

Russian Church will further help restore South Ossetia

Moscow, June 27, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia assured the South Ossetian President that the Russian Church will support the Republic. "The Russian Orthodox Church is involved in extending humanitarian aid to South Ossetia. We do it as we clearly understand how greatly South Ossetian people have suffered," the Patriarch said ...

The head of the Georgian Church urged Georgians and Abkhazians to forgive Each Other

28/8/2010 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II said that the war in Abkhazia in the early 1990's was directed against the unity and brotherhood of Abkhazians and Georgians, and noted that they should forgive each other, because only in that their salvation. "The war in Abkhazia was actually not between Abkhazians and Georgians, and against the unity ...

Georgian Church ‘Surprised’ Over Russian Patriarch’s S.Ossetia Move

25/9/2010 Head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, told Russia's Patriarch Kirill in a letter released on September 25 that it was a surprise to learn that he had congratulated Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia on "independence day" last week. The news that "you have sent a message of congratulation to self-styled President of South Ossetia triggered ...