Bulgarian, Russian Patriarchs Call for Orthodox Unity

27/7/13 New Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit has met with Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church informs. The Patriarch is leading the Bulgarian delegation which is taking part in the celebrations of the 1025th anniversary of the converting of Russia to Christianity, the so-called "Baptism of Russia." The delegation will be in Moscow ...

Bulgarian Patriarch to Meet with Putin during 1st Trip Abroad

20/7/13 The first visit abroad of the new Bulgarian Patriarch Neofit will be in Moscow, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church informs. The Patriarch is to lead a delegation which will take part in the celebrations of the 1025th anniversary of the converting of Russia to Christianity, the so-called "Baptism of Russia." The delegation will be in Moscow between July 23 and 30. The invitation has been extended by the Moscow Patriarchy. During the visit, Neofit will meet with Russian Patriarch Kiril and ...

Yanukovych presents Order of Merit I to Patriarch of Georgia

2013-01-15 KYIV, January 15. /UKRINFORM/. Ukrainian Ambassador to Georgia Vasyl Tsybenko handed the Order of Merit I over to spiritual leader of Georgia, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, read a decree of President Viktor Yanukovych, published on January 9 over the 80th anniversary of His Holiness and the 35th anniversary of his enthronement, GHN reported. "To ...

Ukrainian church leaders urge Yanukovych to pardon Tymoshenko

Former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko

Interfax-Ukraine 3/4/2012 The leaders of Ukrainian Christian churches have called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to pardon former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. "The church cannot intrude into state affairs, including judicial processes. At the same time, the church's duty is to call for forgiveness, mercy, and love for neighbors. We think that pardon of Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko and ...

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 urges to solve Zaporizhzhia church blast Immediately

29-07-2010 President Viktor Yanukovych has demanded that law enforcement agencies immediately respond to and solve a deadly crime committed in the Ukrainian southern city of Zaporizhzhia after the blast hit an Orthodox church killing one woman and injuring nine on Wednesday. The head of state has on Thursday met Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) ...

Patriarch Kirill: Humor is good, tasteless art is Bad

22/7/2010 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has said that humor is a useful social feature. "Life becomes dangerous without humor," the patriarch said during a meeting with Odesa residents in Odesa National Opera House on Thursday. Patriarch Kirill said that "the majority of bad people have no sense of humor." He added that ...