Rumänien: Holy Synod makes decisions regarding Church life and society

The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church held its working session on July 4-5, 2017, at the Synodal Hall of the patriarchal residence. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, chaired the meetings. The following decisions were taken by the members of the Holy Synod:

• The year 2019 was declared Solemn Year of the Romanian Village (of priests, teachers and skilled mayors), and...

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Russland: Metropolitan Hilarion denies calling for restoration of monarchy

The head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion has reminded what he said when asked during a television program whether Russia should return to monarchic government, and reassured that his remarks did not contain calls for its restoration. "Can this reply be seen as a call for the restoration of monarchy or a call for a debate on the restoration of...

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Kasachstan: Konzept für Religionspolitik 2017–2020 verabschiedet

Kasachstan will bei den Beziehungen zu den Religionsgemeinschaften sowie bei den zwischenkonfessionellen Beziehungen eine effektivere Religionspolitik verfolgen. Neben der Verhinderung von Extremismus zählt dieser Aspekt zu den Hauptzielen des neuen Konzepts für die staatliche Politik Kasachstans in religiösen Angelegenheiten für die Periode 2017–2020, das der kasachische Präsident Nursultan...

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Russland: Metropolitan Hilarion believes prolongation of sanctions not harmful for Russia

Food embargo, which Russia prolonged to the end of 2018 will help develop the country's agriculture while European and American sanctions gave Russia a chance to develop its own industry, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, said on the Church and the World program on Rossiya-24 (VGTRK) television channel. In early July the EU Council...

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Russland: Dormition Cathedral and Monastery on Sviyazhsk Island added to UNESCO World Heritage List

By decision of the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on July 9 in Krakov, Poland, Dormition Cathedral and Monastery on the island-town of Sviyazhsk in Tatarstan have been included in the World Heritage List, reports patriarchia.ru. The nomination dossier for the cathedral and monastery was submitted to the World Heritage Committee in early 2016. Large-scale restoration work on...

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Russland: Metropolit Ilarion über die Vorteile der Monarchie

Als Reaktion auf die Äußerungen des georgischen Katholikos hat Metropolit Ilarion, der Leiter des Kirchlichen Außenamtes der Russischen Orthodoxen Kirche (ROK), die Vorzüge der Monarchie und die Bereitschaft der ROK betont, über ihre Wiedereinführung zu diskutieren. Das Oberhaupt der Georgischen Orthodoxen Kirche, Katholikos-Patriarch Ilia II., hatte Ende Juni vorgeschlagen, in Georgien die...

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Russland: Sverdlovsk Region Court mitigates sentence for 'Pokemon catcher'

The Sverdlovsk Region Court has heard the appeal against the sentence handed down for Yekaterinburg blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky on the counts of offending religious feelings, an Interfax correspondent reported from the courtroom on 7 July 2017. The court reduced Sokolovsky's suspended sentence from 3.5 years to two years and three months. It was reported earlier that Sokolovsky posted a video on...

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Russland: Dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs

The working group for dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and Turkey’s Presidency for Religious Affairs met at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). It was set up as provided by an agreement reached at the meeting of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Presidency head Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez, which took place on November 30...

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Bosnien-Herzegowina: 25 Jahre Religionsunterricht in Bosnien-Herzegowina

In Sarajevo hat die katholische Kirche 25 Jahre seit der Wiedereinführung des Religionsunterrichts in Bosnien-Herzegowina gefeiert. Der Festgottesdienst fand am 21. Juni 2017 in der Klosterkirche der Kongregation der Töchter der göttlichen Liebe statt, das weitere Programm im katholischen Schulzentrum Sv. Josip in Sarajevo. Anwesend waren zahlreiche Bischöfe, Ordensleute und Religionslehrer.
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