Russland: Million signatures for protecting children from the moment of conception

Million signatures for protecting human life from the moment of conception, for banning artificial abortions and extending help to pregnant women and families with children from federal budget will be conveyed on Tuesday to the administration of the Russian president by representatives of For Life movement. Press-service of the movement told the journalists that the action will start at 10:30 a.m. when participants in the action will stand in lines near the Kremlin administration with boxes...

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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 russische Präsident die wichtige Rolle, die protestantische Gemeinschaften im sozialen Bereich...

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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 revolution, His Eminence gave a harsh assessment of the events of those years, noting that the revolution...

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Russland: Largest church in “200 Program” built in Moscow

The largest church in the framework of the “Program for the Construction of Orthodox Churches of Moscow,” also known as the “200 Program,” has been erected in the capital’s southeastern Zhulebino region. The new Church of the Meeting of the Lord is designed to accommodate 1,000 people, program curator Vladimir Resin reported to RIA-Novosti. The church in Zhulebino is also the first and only in Moscow dedicated to the feast of the Meeting of the Lord. It was built in the classical style, with...

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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, rector of the church of the Russian Church’s Martyrs and Confessors at Butovo and member of the...

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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 Nachrichten-Agentur (KNA) in Moskau. Er wolle etwa auch das ehemalige Pfarrhaus und das Schulgebäude...

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Russland: Mahnmal für Opfer politischer Repressionen eingeweiht

Die schrecklichen Repressionen des 20. Jahrhunderts dürften niemals vergessen werden, hat der russische Patriarch Kirill an der Eröffnung der „Mauer der Trauer“ in Moskau betont. Das Denkmal erinnert an die Opfer von politischen Repressionen in der Sowjetunion. Denkmäler „sind für die Heilung von Menschen notwendig“, erklärte Kirill in seiner Eröffnungsrede weiter. Es sei wichtig, die richtigen Schlüsse aus den letzten 100 Jahren zu ziehen und niemals die Fehler der Vorfahren zu wiederholen...

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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 Interreligious Council in Russia.

In the first place, I would like to thank Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel...

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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 truly universal characteristic of a human nature given to us from the birth. It is not constructed by...

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