Dialogues between local Orthodox Churches may receive new development under Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Representation to European Institutions. "I believe new Patriarch will give a new start to inter-Orthodox relations and participation of the Russian Church in them," Bishop Hilarion has told Interfax-Religion on Wednesday.
The Moscow Patriarchate urges authorities to actively fight against ‘dictatorship of vulgarity’ on TV9. February 2009 - 10:26
The Moscow Patriarchate regrets that State Duma MPs decided against proposal of their North-Ossetian counterparts to limit TV and radio programs of erotic character. "We understand the initiative to restrict spreading of TV and radio programs of erotic character. There's nothing to do but regret that proposal of North-Ossetian MPs, who are concerned with the problem of youth defilement, didn't find understanding," head of the Moscow Patriarchate press service Fr. Vladimir Vigilyansky has told Interfax-Religion on Friday.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill will pay his first foreign visit to Ukraine. "I would like to visit the mother of Russian cities - Kiev, our ancient capital and the center of Russian Orthodoxy," Patriarch Kirill told the Rossiya TV channel.
The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church,regarding the suggestion of the new Statute of AP of Vojvodina, addressed to Prof. Dr Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, which letter we convey here in whole, expressing serious concern for the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the Republic of Serbia.
For the same reason, the letter was also sent to the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Blessing of Metropolitan Amfilohije for the start of the work of the Commission for research and collecting Serbian manuscripts6. February 2009 - 19:30
On behalf of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral received today at the Patriarchate Court members of the Commission for research and collecting Serbian manuscripts in foreign libraries, monasteries, collections... The members of the Commissions are M.Sc. Zoran Nedeljkovic, the President of the Commission; Dr Branislav Todic; Dr Zoran Rankovic; M.Sc. Zoran Rakic; M.Sc. Zorana Spadijer and M.Sc. Vladan Trijic.
Metropolitanate of Dabro-Bosnia of the Serbian Orthodox Church is annoyingly surprised and resentful at the newest attack on its property, which was illegally dispossessed by the communist regime, and the surprise and resentfulness is greater because it is being done by those who were supposed to and are expected to help in returning the seized property.
Agreement on the division of the property at Prud , and later in Banjaluka, the government officials made the decision about a repartition of the dispossessed property of the SOC.