U.S. decision to legalize same-sex “marriages” Godless, sinful – Russian Church

U.S. decision to legalize same-sex “marriages” godless, sinful – Russian Church

Moscow, June 29, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has appealed to all Russian advocates of the American model of governance, asking them to think twice about the consequences of the United States' decision to legalize same-sex "marriages". "The people who are into 'democracy the American way' and trying to reconcile it with traditional values need ...

Russia’s mission is to proclaim God’s truth to the whole world, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes

29/3/14 Russia has a special calling in the world, and the country has to prove it both to Russians and foreigners, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said. Moscow, March 28, Interfax – Russia has a special calling in the world, and the country has to prove it both to Russians and foreigners, head ...

Russian Church: Medvedev-Putin agreement instance of “kindness and integrity”

Moscow, September 26, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church hailed President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal on Saturday that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin run for president as an instance of "kindness and integrity". "When else has it happened in Russian history that supreme power in the country was handed over in such a peaceful, dignified, honest, friendly way? ...

Cupolas and crosses crown churches of the Solovki Monastery at 500 ruble Banknote

Moscow, September 15, Interfax - Depiction of Orthodox crosses appeared on a new 500 ruble banknote issued on September 6. Official website of the Bank of Russia represents a drawing of the new banknote, on its backside crosses crown churches of the Solovki Monastery. The previous banknote depicted the monastery in its "Soviet" variant without crosses. ...

Russian Church calls to give legal jobs to illegal immigrants and let skinheads legally fight Crime

Moscow, August 19, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church believes it is vital for Russia to pursue anti-extremist campaign and develop a sustainable strategy. "Both prohibitive measures and conflict resolution efforts seem inadequate. There is a need to pursue strategic preventive efforts to settle conflicts among nations and confessions," head of the Synodal Department for Church ...

Church grateful to city authorities for preventing Moscow gay Parade

Moscow, May 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to the Moscow city authorities and law enforcers for preventing a gay parade attempted in the city last Saturday. Responding to questions from Interfax-Religion on Monday, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said the authorities "quite politely prevented ...