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ROC calls “transcript” of Patriarchs’ talks in Istanbul a fake

October 8, 2018. Excerpts of a confidential conversation between Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew on August 31 in Istanbul, published by Greek sites, are a “fake sleaze”. This was announced on the TV channel “Spas” by Spokesman for Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov. Commenting on the publication of the “transcript” of the talks of the Patriarchs in Istanbul, which caused […]

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Russian Foreign Ministry asks Greek embassy for explanations on problems with issuing visas to Orthodox priests

August 10, 2018. The Russian Foreign Ministry has sent a note to the Greek embassy seeking explanations on the problems with issuing visas to priests, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. “We saw the Tsargrad materials and a publication on social networks. We have sent the relevant note to the Greek Embassy in Moscow seeking explanations on the situation, […]

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Greece restricting visits from Russian priests

August 6, 2018. A priest of the Russian Orthodox Church has reported that he faced discrimination on a professional basis at the Greek embassy in Moscow, reports Russian Athens. The publicist, journalist, and cleric Fr. Vladimir Vigilyansky posted a letter to the Greek ambassador in Moscow on his personal Facebook page explaining the situation. According to the priest, he faced […]

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Greek prime minister to initiate process of separation of Church from State

June 26, 2018.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras intends to initiate the process of separating the Greek Orthodox Church from the Greek state and revising the relevant article of the Greek constitution, reports Russian Athens with reference to the Greek paper Kathimerini. According to the Greek publication, within the next month Tsipras will present his plan for the revision of the constitution, including […]

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