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28 April 2017, 12:24 | World news
Protecting human freedom and dignity is a vital contribution to peace-building by religious communities, said Ecumenical Patriarch His All-Holiness Bartholomew I as he spoke at the Al-Azhar International Peace Conference on 27-28 April in Egypt.
23 April 2017, 08:53 | World news
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will be in Cairo on April 28 and 29, upon invitation of the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Mosque, Cheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, during the same days of Pope Francis' visits.
24 March 2017, 10:41 | World news
The Russian Ministry of Justice has suspended the activities of the religious organization calling itself Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses “due to its extremist activities”.
23 March 2017, 12:00 | World news
"The situation is interesting in spiritual sense, it reminds of a big convent without Internet, television and almost without a telephone. All servicemen are involved in sport activities, they have a great demand in reading," the hierarch said in his interview with the Pobeda radio.
22 March 2017, 14:15 | Ecumenical Patriarchate
A few days after Easter, the Taizé Community will welcome a very special visitor. For the first time, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople will visit for a few hours on Tuesday, 25 April. The pilgrimage to Taizé by the Ecumenical Patriarch will conclude his pastoral visit to Switzerland on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Orthodox centre of Chambésy.
9 March 2017, 10:16 | World news
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva called on participants to recognize religious freedom as a fundamental human right.
14 February 2017, 10:38 | World news |
Police in Georgia have detained a high-profile priest who is suspected of plotting to poison a senior cleric, prosecutors said on Monday.
16 January 2017, 12:37 | World news |
The 2017 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been selected. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation, the theme: "Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us" (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) has been chosen.
14 December 2016, 10:25 | World news |
Head of the “Association of Muslims of Ukraine” Suleiman (Elimdar) Hayrullayev urged Muslims to pray for the salvation of the victims of the humanitarian catastrophe evolving in Aleppo (Aleppo) in Syria.
14 December 2016, 09:29 | World news |
Pope Francis has sent a letter to the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, through Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, appealing for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities" in the country.
30 September 2016, 12:21 | World news |
Pope Francis has arrived in Georgia at the start of a three day trip to the Caucasus which will also take him Sunday for a brief visit to Azerbaijan.
2 September 2016, 12:21 | World news |
Mother Teresa was already widely revered as a saint during her lifetime for her charity work on behalf of the poor, the sick and dying, initially in India and then in many other countries around the around.
26 July 2016, 12:47 | World news |
Two men armed with blades took several people hostage in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy region
13 July 2016, 11:22 | Vatican |
In autumn Pope Francis will complement his visit to the Caucasus, which started in late June with a visit to Armenia, with the Apostolic trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, which will continue from September 30 to October 2, 2016. The Vatican released the official program of this trip.
24 June 2016, 11:35 | World news |
26 May 2016, 10:32 | World news |
Vladimir Putin will get a ceremonial welcome in the administrative center of Mount Athos Protoepistat Paulos Lavriotes of the Holy Mountain Athos will say a greeting speech.
21 March 2016, 10:44 | World news |
The Vatican is studying the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Armenia in late June, the Vatican spokesman said.
11 March 2016, 10:11 | Charity, social service |
During this year’s Lent, the charitable Catholicassociation of pontifical right “Aid to the Church in Need” has once again organized a campaign to support priests of the persecuted Church, which provides for the collection of prayer intentions at the Divine Service.
22 February 2016, 12:13 | World news |
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly called for an end to the death penalty, on Sunday, proposed that Catholic leaders suspend the practice for a year to mark the Holy Year of Mercy, informs Ukrainian agency UNIAN with the reference to CNN.
On February 17, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Bellingshausen Station on Waterloo Island in Antarctica.