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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.

Bishop Atanasije Clebrates Memorial Service for the Victims of the NATO Bombings Against Serbia

НАТО бомбардовањеAt 12:30 p.m today, the 24th of March 2008, Rt. Rev. Bishop of Hvostno Atanasije (Rakita) is to celebrate a Memorial service in occasion of the 9th anniversary of the NATO bombings against our country. The service in memory of the victims of this criminal act will be held in the Church of Saint Mark in Belgrade. with the blessing of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Pavle.

 

Archbishop Hilarion of Australia and New Zealand disquieted over Australian recognition of Kosovo

Archbishop HilarionThe Sydney-based spiritual leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Australia and spokesman for the Russian Community in Australia, , in a letter of 13 March 2008 to Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, noted his observance of the actions of the Australian government, which has joined but a minority of members of the United Nations to legitimize the regime in Kosovo, with great disquiet.