MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church elected an outspoken new leader on Tuesday to succeed Patriarch Aleksy II, who led the church for nearly two decades in the post-Soviet era.
"As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race …" (2 Tim. 4.6-7).
08 December 2008By Nabi Abdullaev / Staff Writer
On 26-27th September, 2008 the 5th Convention of the Russian International Studies Association (RISA) "World Politics: View from the Future" took place at MGIMO-University MFA Russia with more than 500 participating researchers. (...)
Local and regional officials in Russia are discriminating against religious minorities despite efforts by the central government to ensure freedom of religion, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of State.
Honorable fathers, dear brothers and sisters!
"For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit" (Luke 6:43)
Russia's Orthodox Church, despite decades of brutal repression under Soviet rule, is putting its trust in the KGB to ensure that a remarkable religious revival does not fade with the departure of President Vladimir Putin.
By the grace of GodArchbishop of Constantinople, New RomeAnd Ecumenical PatriarchTo the Plenitude of the Church