Russland: Putin würdigt evangelische Kirchen zum Reformationsjubiläum

Der russische Präsident Vladimir Putin hat die Protestanten als einen „wichtigen Teil der russischen Gesellschaft“ gewürdigt. In einer von Sergej Kirijenko, dem stellvertretenden Leiter der Präsidialverwaltung, überbrachten Botschaft zur Feier des Reformationsjubiläums lobte Putin die evangelischen Christen für Eigenschaften wie „Fleiß, Patriotismus und moralisches Verhalten“. Zudem betonte der...

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Russland: Hilarion - We paid for the revolution with millions of lives

The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk expressed his conviction that Russia would have achieved much greater success if it had developed not along a revolutionary, but an evolutionary path. Speaking on the “The Church and The World” television program on the eve of the centenary of the bloody Russian...

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Russland: Improvement of relations between Catholic and Orthodox Church

Head of the Catholic Archdiocese in Moscow Metropolitan Paolo Pezzi confessed he feels himself Russian and said that relations between the Russian Catholics and the Russian Orthodox Church "are getting better and better." "It is not for showing off, it is natural closing up in the joint witness to love in Christ. I think it is the most natural and right way. We are friends with representatives of...

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Russland: Conference of Russian Church and Evangelical Church in Germany

A joint conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in Germany on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness opened at the grand hall of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR). The Russian Orthodox Church is represented by Metropolitan Hilarion, DECR chairman – head of the delegation, Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), DECR vice-chairman, Archpriest Kirill Kaleda...

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Russland: Russlands Lutheraner hoffen auf Rückgabe weiterer Kirchengebäude

Moskau (KNA) Russlands evangelisch-lutherische Kirche verlangt nach der Rückgabe der Kathedrale in Moskau vom Staat weiteres, vor rund 80 Jahren enteignetes Eigentum zurück. "Wir erwarten, dass die Rückgabe der Kathedrale in Anwesenheit des deutschen Bundespräsidenten hilft, den Weg für die Rückgabe anderer lutherischer Kirchengebäude zu ebnen", sagte Erzbischof Dietrich Brauer der Katholischen...

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Russland: Reaktion der ROK auf US-Bericht zu Religionsfreiheit

Die Russische Orthodoxe Kirche (ROK) sieht im Bericht zur internationalen Religionsfreiheit für das Jahr 2016 des US-Außenministeriums Fortschritte, was die Einschätzung der Religionsfreiheit in Russland betrifft. Andererseits kritisierte sie die Verwendung von einseitigen und ungenauen Quellen, wie aus einem Brief von Metropolit Ilarion (Alfejev), Leiter des Kirchlichen Außenamtes des Moskauer...

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Russland: Kirill's remarks at the meeting of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council

The Presidium of the Interreligious Council in Russia (ICR) met on October 24, 2017, in Moscow. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made the following opening remarks:

Dear brothers – heads and representatives of the traditional religious communities in our country, Distinguished government and public figures: I am glad to greet you at the meeting of the Presidium of the...

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Russland: Patriarch Kirill urges to base legislation on law of morals

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes that moral sense shared by all nations should be laid in basis of legislation in every country of the modern world. "No matter how different our countries, nations and establishments are, we all have moral sense, each of us has the voice of conscience, in other words, our differences are above basis, while moral sense is our true basis, it is...

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Russland: Patriarch Kirill equals insulting believers' feelings to extremism

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia called insulting religious feelings a form of extremism in a conversation with Uzbekistan's Mufti Usmonhon Alimov in Tashkent. "Insulting religious feelings is a form of extremism; it's something that shakes the foundations of public life, something that provokes internal conflicts," he said during his visit to Uzbekistan. Furthermore, Patriarch Kirill...

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