• Russian Catholics hope Parolin visit improves situation for local Church

    Russian Catholics hope Parolin visit improves situation for local Church

    • Aug 24, 2017

    Most of the attention being given to Cardinal Pietro Parolin to Russia surrounds his meetings with President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. But Russia’s small Catholic community hopes the visit by the Vatican’s Secretary of State will help them get back Catholic churches taken from them in the Soviet era, and convince Catholic leaders to have a louder voice in the country.

  • Russian church leader hopes cardinal tackles local issues during visit

    Russian church leader hopes cardinal tackles local issues during visit

    • Aug 14, 2017

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, will be the most senior Vatican figure in Moscow in nearly two decades when he visits August 20-24. Catholics in Russia hopes he uses the visit to help the local Catholic community, in addition to speaking about international affairs and ties with the dominant Russian Orthodox Church.

  • Russian Catholics hope for a new springtime for small Byzantine church

    Russian Catholics hope for a new springtime for small Byzantine church

    • Mar 3, 2017

    In June the Congress of Russian Catholic delegates from around the world will take place in northern Italy. The main topic: how can the the small and scattered faith survive. “This is our last hurrah. If this fails, you can forget about the Russian Catholic movement,” said Australian-based Russian Catholic priest, Father Lawrence Cross.