Orthodox Church presses for total abortion ban in Russia – report

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RT.com - 19/5/17 A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged members of the lower house Commission for the Protection of Christian Values to impose a total ban on abortion, according to reports. Archimandrite Theothilactes attended the first session of the commission in the newly-elected State Duma and said that certain Russian laws needed urgent changes, ...

MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, CHAIRPERSONS AND RAPPORTEURS OF I.A.O. COMMITTEES

Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) - April 2016 Opening of exhibition «Athos: The Holy Mount» in State Duma of the Russian Federation. On April 4, 2016, in the premises of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the exhibition of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) was opened on the subject: «Athos: The Holy Mount» dedicated ...

CHURCH TO HELP MORTGAGE DEBTORS SETTLE THEIR PROBLEMS AND ASKS AUTHORITIES NOT TO LEAVE THEM IN THE LURCH

Interfax-Religion - 21/3/15 The Russian Church promises to spare no effort to settle the problems of mortgage debtors provoked by the ongoing crisis."Certainly, we'll petition for them. Today, after a meeting with organization of people, who took out a mortgage in foreign currency, we're thinking over the form and the addressee of the petition. But we will ...

The Orthodox Church in Moscow church destroyed by Napoleon to be restored

July 2014 The Church of Beheading of St. John the Baptist, destroyed by the French at their retreat from Moscow in 1812, will be reconstructed near the walls of the Novodevichy Convent, reports Interfax-Religion with the reference to Vladimir Resin, State Duma deputy and adviser of Patriarch Kirill. “The approximate, cost of the building will be 50 ...

21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy opens at State Duma

June 2014   June 26, 2014 – the 21st Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy has opened in the State Duma under the theme “Parliamentary Democracy – Orthodoxy: Values and Meanings”.   The opening was attended by State Duma chairman S. Naryshkin, Council of the Federation vice-chairman A. Torshin, IAO general secretary and Greek MP Anastasios Nerantzis, DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of ...

A Monument to St. Sergius of Radonezh Will be Erected in the Crimea

April 2014 The St. Sergius of Radonezh Fund, a part of the Russian Historical Society,  plans to erect a monument to St. Sergius. Sergei Naryshkin, Speaker of the State  Duma, who is also the chairman of the Russian Historical Society, announced  plans to erect a monument to St. Sergius in the Crimea, the news portal  Interfax-Religion reported. “The ...

On his birthday Patriarch Kirill celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Christ the Saviour

On this birthday, November 20, 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour. He was assisted by a great number of hierarchs and high-ranking church officials in holy orders, abbots and Moscow deans and priests. The service was attended by the deputy head ...

US threatened by Russia’s Christianity

September 2013 If you ever wonder why the weasel west media always calls Putin a dictator or demonizes him, just look at what has been happening recently. By watching the US news last week one would think all of America has turned gay with the Supreme Court ruling on married same-sex couples.  The New York Times ...

State Duma Supports Believers

Moskovsky Komsomolets (RIA Novosti) 27/9/2012 The State Duma adopted a statement on Tuesday on the need “to firmly repel the destructive forces that encourage anti-religious extremism” and is expected to adopt a bill shortly approving imprisonment for causing damage to religious objects. The Duma Council has decided against holding a pubic discussion of the draft statement “On the Protection ...

State Duma to exclude Orthodox Church from foreign agent roster

MOSCOW, JULY 10 - RAPSI. State Duma deputies proposed to withdraw religious nonprofit organizations from United Russia's initiative on the status of noncommercial organizations, Alexander Sidyakin, one of the law's co-sponsors, told Izvestia newspaper. A nonprofit organization financed from abroad and involved in political activity in Russia is to be classed as a foreign agent. According to ...

Syria lost 50 thsd Christians – State Duma MP

Moscow, July 5, Interfax - About 50 thousand Christians have been killed or exiled from the country - such figures were unofficially voiced by a diplomat returned from Syria, the chairman of State Duma Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Vladimir Pligin said. "I haven't managed to check the figure," Pligin said at a meeting ...

Church urges to give clear answer to accuses of falsifying State Duma elections

Moscow, December 28, Interfax - People who doubt results of the parliamentary elections in Russia should get an answer, the Moscow Patriarchate official believes. "It is very important that all accusations of dishonest votes counting, of violations in arranging elections receive a proper answer. They shouldn't stay hanging," head of the Synodal Department for Church and ...

Church official hopes new people in the State Duma will revive parliamentary processes

Moscow, December 22, Interfax - New political disposition in Russian State Duma proves viability of Russian authorities, the Moscow Patriarchate official believes. "It's evident that the State Duma is tuned to constructive work, there are many mature politicians in it, I know them very well and with some of them we have twenty years experience of ...

19th International Educational Christmas Readings begin in Moscow

24.01.2011 The 19th International Educational Christmas Readings were opened in a solemn ceremony on January 24, 2011, at the State Kremlin Palace. This year the forum is devoted to the theme ‘Church and State: Cooperation in Tackling Common Tasks’. The opening ceremony was led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Sitting on the ...

Patriarch Kirill suggests excluding from political life those parties that speak against Basic Values

Moscow, December 28, Interfax - Authorities and society in Russia need to agree on fundamental values and develop the country basing on them, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said. "We need to agree on the corpus of these values and say: if a party's political program doesn't agree with these values, this political power ...