Live: Russian Orthodox Christmas service at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The service is led by the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. The night of January 6–7 the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas, the second most important Orthodox holiday after Easter.

// Jan. 07, 2013 - 02:40 GMT


Malaysia Lifts Quotas on Pilgrimage to Israel

The authorities of Malaysia lifted all quotas for its citizens, who wish to go on pilgrimage to Israel for Christmas celebrations, Star daily reported on Thursday.

// Dec. 20, 2012 - 10:03 GMT


Russian Orthodoxy Sustains Well-Thought Strike - Patriarch

The Russian Orthodox Church has sustained a well-thought strike aimed at testing how deep its followers faith is, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said on Sunday. </p>

// Sep. 09, 2012 - 20:27 GMT


Patriarch Kirill to Hold Liturgy to Mark 1812 War Victory

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, will hold a liturgy in the Savior Borodino Convent in the Moscow Region to mark the 200th anniversary of Russias victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 </p>

// Sep. 08, 2012 - 09:59 GMT


Patriarch Kirill Awarded with Polish Church Order

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, was on Sunday awarded with the Polish Orthodox Churchs Order of St. Mary Magdalene, 1st Class, the Polish Catholic News Agency (KAI) reported. </p>

// Aug. 20, 2012 - 04:18 GMT


Russian Patriarch Kirill to Visit Poland

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, will on Thursday arrive in Poland on an official four-day visit, the Moscow Patriarchate reported.

// Aug. 16, 2012 - 10:15 GMT


Pope’s Butler to Go on Trial

Paolo Gabriele, a butler of Pope Benedict XVI suspected of stealing the Pontiffs documents, will go on trial, a Vatican spokesman said on Monday. </p>

// Aug. 13, 2012 - 20:34 GMT


Turkmen President Grants Amnesty for Ramadan

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov on Sunday signed a decree granting amnesty to more than 1, 300 inmates in honor of the Night of Destiny Muslim religious holiday.

// Aug. 13, 2012 - 00:26 GMT


Valaam Priest Explains Putin Hand Kiss

A monk at the Valaam Monastery in northwestern Russia explained why he had kissed Vladimir Putins hand during the Russian presidents visit, the monasterys spokesman Mikhail Shishkov said on Tuesday. </p>

// Aug. 07, 2012 - 21:08 GMT


Jehovah's Witnesses Charged with Extremism in Central Russia

Authorities in the Russian Central Republic of Chuvashia opened a criminal case against ten Jehovah's Witnesses for establishing an extremist community, the local investigation department said. </p>

// Jul. 30, 2012 - 21:31 GMT