Religious Violence and Ideological Manipulation in Russian Politics: Putin’s Orthodox Christmas Meeting and Missile Attacks on Ukraine

Religious Violence and Ideological Manipulation in Russian Politics: Putin’s Orthodox Christmas Meeting and Missile Attacks on Ukraine

The past week was marked by religious violence on Russian television. Namely, the week started with the constantly praised Russian missile attack on Ukraine in the news broadcasts, which international political analysts and journalists rather call terrorist. Meanwhile, the Russians themselves continued their lie that the strikes were only targeting military infrastructure and factories producing … Read more

Orthodox Christmas in Russia: how is it celebrated?

Orthodox Christmas in Russia: how is it celebrated?

On January 5, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called for a ceasefire in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the Christmas holidays. Later, Vladimir Putin ordered his forces to enforce a ceasefire in Ukraine from January 6 at noon until January 7 at midnight. A decision, widely perceived as a publicity stunt, which should allow those who want … Read more

In New York, a small Greek Orthodox church with big ambitions

In New York, a small Greek Orthodox church with big ambitions

Saint-Nicolas Church clashes in the middle of the skyscrapers of southern Manhattan. Perched in a green space overlooking the 9/11 Memorial, where the Twin Towers once stood, the small structure is surrounded by cranes and barriers. A few curious people approach to look at its translucent white marble facade, which has the particularity of being … Read more

Pope apologizes to Orthodox Christians

Pope apologizes to Orthodox Christians

Pope in Greece – – The Pontiff remembered the roots that unite Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and the disagreements that arose later. Pope Francis, during his visit to Greece, apologized to God and the Orthodox for the mistakes made by Catholics. He stated that these actions had nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus, … Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople operated in New York

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople operated in New York

Visiting the United States, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople was operated on Wednesday, November 3, in a New York hospital. Admitted in the afternoon for blood vessel tests, the 81-year-old Orthodox Church leader received a stent – a device that restores blood flow from blocked arteries to the heart. Although the operation is common … Read more

Serbian world. Why Montenegro is on fire

Serbian world.  Why Montenegro is on fire

Protests in Montenegro – – The consequences of a seemingly purely religious event in Montenegro will be tangible in the geopolitical scenario in all the Balkans. There are major political unrest in resort Montenegro. All because of a church issue. In 2006, Montenegro left the union with Serbia and became a sovereign state, but its … Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in the Verkhovna Rada – media

Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in the Verkhovna Rada – media

Photo: t.me/pavlovskynews Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew – – The rally of supporters of the UOC near the parliament building ended, as the believers did not wait for the patriarch to come to them. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in the Verkhovna Rada to meet with Speaker of the Parliament Dmitry Razumkov. The video of the motorcade, which … Read more

The UOC-MP announced the seizure of a temple in the Rivne region

The UOC-MP announced the seizure of a temple in the Rivne region

Photo: UPC MP Parishioners called police officers – – The seizure of the temple was attended by employees of municipal law enforcement agencies from the city of Varash and members of the district council, according to the church. Representatives of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), with the assistance of local deputies, seized the temple … Read more