Exhibition “Colours of Orthodoxy – Poland” in the European Parliament

September 2012 Maria Nalewajko The opening of the exhibition “Colours of Orthodoxy – Poland” took place in European Parliament in Brussels. This is the first place abroad when the exhibition is shown. By presenting this exhibition – said the coordinator of the project, Mr. Aleksander Wasyluk – we want to show that religion is necessary, even though we ...

Russian Church is positive about “Orthodox” parties, but won’t bless them

Moscow, January 12, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin urges to think over whether it is possible to set up an "Orthodox" political party in Russia. "The Church is positive about the prospect of setting up Christian or Orthodox parties or in-party groups, but it won't ...

President appreciates adopted European Parliament Resolution on Ukraine

2/11/2011 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych appreciates the European Parliament Resolution on Ukraine of December 1, 2011, particularly its provision on initialing the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU by the end of 2011, he told journalists in Jerusalem, ForUm learned from the presidential press office. "This is certainly good news for Ukraine. It is important ...

President of European Parliament visits Phanar

Ecumenical Patriarchate On Friday, November 25, 2011, His All-Holiness received the President of the European Parliament, the Hon. Jerzy Buzek, at the Phanar. Issues discussed during their meeting included religious freedom, minorities and environmental protection. Also in attendance were the European Union Ambassador to Turkey, the Hon. Mark Perini, members of the Turkish President's office ...

European institutions “more open than ever” to church Co-operation

By Jonathan Luxmoore 31/5/2011 Warsaw, Poland (ENInews)--A senior ecumenist has welcomed growing co-operation between leaders of European institutions and churches, and predicted a growing advisory role for religious communities. "I think we're seeing a greater openness today than ever before," said Rudiger Noll, director of the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). ...

Russian Orthodox Church thinks of creating pro-Orthodox group in European Parliament

Brussels, April 16, Interfax – Archpriest Antony Ilyin, acting representative of the Moscow patriarchate in European international organizations, has called for the creation of a group promoting Orthodox values in the European Parliament."The creation by Orthodox parliamentarians of a group promoting orthodox values in the agenda of the European parliament of the new convocation and ...