Message By His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for World Environment Day (June 5, 2010)
Inasmuch as, at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we have long been concerned about problems related to the preservation of the natural environment, we have ascertained that the fundamental cause of the abuse and destruction of the world's natural resources is greed and the constant tendency toward unrestrained wealth by citizens in so-called "developed" nations.
Patriarch Kirill supports restoration of places connected with mass massacre of Jews by fascist occupants31. May 2010 - 9:19
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia backed up To Restore Dignity Russian Jewish Congress project dedicated to preserving and commemorating places of massive extermination of Jews by fascist occupants.
"The program aimed at keeping the memory about innocent people deserves support and sympathy," Patriarch Kirill said in his message to the Russian Jewish Congress President Yury Kanner that was read out on Thursday at a round table in the Moscow Memorial Synagogue.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered the handover of about 20 Moscow-area monasteries to the Russian Orthodox Church, returning properties seized during the Bolshevik Revolution almost a century ago.
Italian version of Patriarch Kirill’s Freedom and Responsibility presented at Catholic University of Milan20. May 2010 - 10:59
The Italian version of Patriarch Kirill's book entitled Freedom and Responsibility was presented on 17 May 2010 at the Catholic University of Milan. The presentation was led by Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for external church relations.
Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity20. May 2010 - 10:55
On 19 May 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, currently in Rome with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, at the Council's library in the Vatican.