- Jan 22, 2020
The Russian Orthodox church has cut ties with the head of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria following his decision to recognize Ukraine’s new independent Orthodox church.
Russian hackers infiltrated the email inboxes of Orthodox, Catholic, and other religious leaders connected to Ukraine amid conflict between Kyiv and Moscow over Ukraine’s political and religious independence.
As President Donald Trump tries to spin his summit with Putin as a success, Pope Francis may be nearing another crossroads in his own relationship with Russia.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, presumably had several reasons for skipping last Saturday’s ecumenical gathering in Bari hosted by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis will visit Bari for an “an ecumenical encounter for peace” focused on the situation in the Middle East.
A new exhibit in Moscow showcases relations between tsars and popes and sheds light on possible future ties.