Moscow patriarch urged UOC(KP) to join ROC as Autonomous Church

27/4/2011 Patriarch Kiril, now on a visit in Ukraine, proposed to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) to join the Russian Orthodox Church, Religia v Ukrayini reported Apr. 27. Kiril said ROC will accept UOC(KP) as an autonomous church, preserving its structure and sources of revenue. The only condition is to attend sessions of the Ukrainian ...

ROC planned to unite with Armenian, Ethiopian and Coptic Churches

20/1/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - Orthodox Russian Orthodox Deacon Andrei Kurayev said that a document on unification of the Russian Orthodox Church with the Armenian Apostolic and Coptic Churches was being prepared in 1990s. However, according to him, the churches recognize only the first three of the oecumenical councils, that is why the unification did not take place, Arguments ...

WikiLeaks: Orthodox Church pervades all aspects of Russian Society

11/12/2010 The Russian Orthodox Church is making a strong effort to assert its influence over Russian society and politics, documents released by the WikiLeaks website reveal. A classified cable sent by U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle to Washington contains comments on his meeting with Archbishop Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Relations in ...