Tadic calls on UN SC to declare secession null and void

TadicNEW YORK, Feb 18 (Tanjug) - Serbian President Boris Tadic requested from the UN Security Council in New York late on Monday to react urgently and annul the unilateral and illegal act of secession of Kosovo from Serbia and said that Serbia would never recognise the independence of Kosovo and give up the fight for its legitimate interests.

Kosovo independence a blow to international law - Moscow Patriarchate

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - Kosovan Albanians need to remember that you cannot build a peaceful and successful life at somebody else's expense, the Russian Orthodox Church said.

FJCR fears tragic consequences of Kosovo independence

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR) predicts "the most tragic consequences" of unilateral declaration of the Kosovo independence.

Moscow Patriarchate representative in Brussels wishes courage, patience to Kosovan Serbs

Moscow, February 18, Interfax - Bishop of Vienna and Austria Hilarion, who represents the Russian Church at European international organizations, has said he hopes the Orthodox residents of Kosovo "to face continuing sufferings with courage and patience."

Bishop Irinej meets with Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad , Head of External affairs for the Moscow Patriarchate

Bishop Irinej

On the Great Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, 15 February 2008, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand attended the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Russian Orthodox Representation in Geneva, celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad and His Grace Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria, together with clergy from the Orthodox Churches of Russia, Poland and in America, including the Very Rev. Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of Interfaith and Ecumenical Relations for the Orthodox Church in America. Following the Festal Divine Liturgy, a reception was held attended by numerous local faithful, dignitaries and students from the religious and academic communities of Geneva.