Russian Orthodox and Catholic believers treat each other better - joint working group

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches have stated an improvement in relations between Orthodox and Catholic believers in Russia. A joint group on problems separating the two branches of Christianity convened in Vladimir. It underlined the importance of exchanging information between the two Churches and stated a better climate in the information sphere and the prevalence of a respectful and kind attitude between Orthodox and Catholic believers.

Moscow, Constantinople Patriarchates seeking solutions to Church in Estonia

The Moscow and Constantinople Patriarchates have expressed the hope to settle the problems of the Orthodox Church in Estonia.

"Both sides found it expedient to find a universal solution at negotiations," says a memorandum posted on the Moscow Patriarchate's website after the Zurich meeting of church delegations.

The Moscow Patriarchate advises Protestants negating the hell to review Orthodox theologians

Today's Protestant theologians negate the hell because they aren't acquainted with the heritage of the Eastern holy fathers, the Russian Orthodox Church's representative to the European International Institutions Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria believes.

Climate Change and International Security Report

The High Representative and the European Commission to the European Council produced this report for the European Council on climate change and security. The introduction states, "The report considers how the full range of EU instruments, including Community and CFSP/ESDP action, can be used alongside mitigation and adaptation policies to address the security risks. It also considers the implications for the intensification of political dialogue with third countries. A post-2012 agreement has to be developed by the end of 2009 and all levers of EU foreign relations must work towards this end.

Happy Easter

ВаскрсInfo service of the Holy Synod of Serbian Orthodox Church congratualte all the faithful of the Catholic, Evangelical and Reformated Church.

Easter is celebrated to memorialize the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death three days after he was crucified and tortured on Good Friday. It is a Christian holiday and falls in springtime, marking the end of the Lent season. Easter is one of the most important and holiest holidays in the Christian almanac. Lent season is, in fact, forty-six-days long starting from Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter. The six Sundays falling under this period are not considered a part of Lent. Thus, though fasts are observed in this season, Sundays are excluded from the fast period as they are considered to be a commemoration of Easter Sunday.