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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Aserbaidschan: Religious leaders' dialogue promotes peaceful Karabakh settlement

Every meeting of the religious leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia is a step forward in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the head of the Muslim Board of the Caucasus, Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pasha-zade, said. "Despite the attempts of certain circles to convert the Karabakh conflict into a religious conflict, the religious leaders of the conflicting sides sitting down to the...

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Rumänien: Holy Synod elects new Bishop of Huşi

During the working session of the Holy Synod, chaired on 5 October by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the members of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church elected by a majority vote the new Bishop of Huşi. Last weekend, the Metropolitan Synod (Episcopal Assembly) of Moldavia and Bukovina proposed two candidates for the Diocese of Huşi:
  • His Grace Ignatie of Mureş, Assistant Bishop to...

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Rumänien: Meeting on the 10th anniversary of Patriarch Daniel’s enthronement

'We thank God and the people God works through', Patriarch Daniel said during the festive meeting held 28 September at the Romanian Saints Hall of the patriarchal residence in Bucharest. On 30 September 2017, His Beatitude Daniel celebrates his 10th anniversary of the enthronement as Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The first event to mark this anniversary was the festive meeting...

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Serbien: Enthronement of Bishop Nikodim (Kosović)

On Sunday, 1 October 2017, on the day of Saint Eumenius of Gortin and Holy Martyr Aryadna, before the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Mother of God in Šibenik, the newly nominated Bishop Nikodim of Dalmatia presented his Confession of Orthodox faith by answering questions put by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and hierarchs. Priests, monks...

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Tschechien: Nationalwallfahrt mit politischen Akzenten

Einen starken politischen Akzent hatte die diesjährige tschechische Nationalwallfahrt nach Stará Boleslav (28. September), der der Prager Kardinal Dominik Duka vorstand. Die Wallfahrt stand unter dem Vorzeichen der Wahlen zur Abgeordnetenkammer des Parlaments am 20./21. Oktober. Im Januar 2018 steht zudem auch die Neuwahl des tschechischen Staatsoberhaupts an. Der amtierende Präsident Miloš...

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Ukraine: UOC-USA celebrated 100-year anniversary

The leadership of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA (Patriarchate of Constantinople) Metropolitan Anthony (Scherba) and Archbishop Daniel proclaimed the year of 2018 to be the 100th anniversary of the UOC-USA, Religion in Ukraine reports. During the celebration of the anniversary, all the hierarchs, clergy, monastics and faithful will be honored “who lived before us and sacrificed...

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Rumänien: Three Saints added to the calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church

On October 5, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session at the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest. During the session chaired by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, the Holy Synod rendered the following decisions.
  • The Holy Synod glorified Metropolitan Joseph Naniescu, with the name of Saint Joseph the Merciful, Metropolitan of Moldavia, with his...

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Ungarn: Auch in Ungarn herzeigbare Flüchtlingsintegrations-Orte

Die Jesuiten in Ungarn und das Budapester katholische Schulzentrum Patrona Hungariae haben bei einer Pressekonferenz für die Integration und Aufnahme einer größeren Zahl von Flüchtlingen in den Bildungseinrichtungen ihres Landes geworben. Ungarn ist zwar heute insgesamt wenig für Willkommenskultur bekannt, doch gibt es dennoch auch eine Reihe von herzeigbaren Modellen. Pater Szabolcs Sajgó SJ...

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