Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in closing of the 8th International Film Festival ‘Radiant Angel’

The closing ceremony of the 8th International Charitable Film Festival ‘Radiant Angel’ took place on November 8, 2011, in Moscow. The ceremony was opened by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations and rector of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Post-Graduate and Doctoral School.

Having conveyed to the participants a blessing from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion noted that the Radiant Angel film festival was one of the significant projects carried out under the national program ‘The Spiritual and Moral Culture of Russia’s Younger Generation’. It shows that the moral improvement of society has become a joint task for the Church, society and state.

Patriarch Kirill calls on G20 to review global rules of the game

The time has come to reconsider the foundations of global development, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said.

"In my opinion, it would be a great achievement, including within our joint efforts, if serious dialogue were launched to address values of socioeconomic development and ethical values linked to mankind's economic activity," he said at a meeting with attendees of a Russian-Italian banking symposium in Moscow on Monday.

Serbian FM: So-called state of Kosovo cannot own SPC monuments

Serbian FM: So-called state of Kosovo cannot own SPC monuments

Monasteries and churches of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) cannot belong to the so-called Republic of Kosovo, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic stated at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris on Monday.

“In this Organisation, we are supposed to protect and nurture cultural identities, not be complicit in politicized attempts to carve up new ones,” Jeremic underscored.

First Orthodox church on Arabian Peninsula built in the UAE

Russia thanked authorities of the United Arab Emirates for cooperation in building the first Russian Orthodox church on the Arabian Peninsula, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Russia wants an investigation on violations of the rights of Serbs in Kosovo

Russia insists on the investigation of all the cases of violation of human rights of Serbs in Kosovo, it was said yesterday in Moscow, by Konstantin Dolgov, the envoy of the Russian Foreign Ministry for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, noting that the provocative actions of Prishtina "destabilize the situation in the province."