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Christmas in Krapivniki

Christmas in Krapivniki

Yesterday Russia celebrated Christmas, one of the two main religious holidays along with Easter. …

Putin: new year will be better than previous one

Putin: new year will be better than previous one

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in Orthodox Christmas service at St. George’s (Yuriev) Monastery in Russia’s Veliky Novgorod. After Christmas liturgy he said that 2017 will be much better than the past …

Georgia celebrates Orthodox Christmas

Georgia celebrates Orthodox Christmas

Adherents of the Georgian Orthodox Church, together with other members of the Orthodox world, are celebrating Christmas today according to the Julian calendar, Agenda.ge reports. The special liturgy commenced at Tbilisi's Holy …

Russia celebrates Christmas

Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Russia celebrates Christmas, which is one of two most important religious holidays along with Easter. Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral …

Three people hurt in shooting near Zurich Islamic center

Three people hurt in shooting near Zurich Islamic center

Three people were wounded in a shooting near an Islamic center in central Zurich on Monday, police said. Swiss media said a suspect was on the run after the incident near the main train station in Switzerland's financial …

Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church

Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church

The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is consecrating a new church near the Eiffel Tower, FOX News reported. Patriarch Kirill is presiding over a blessing ceremony Sunday in the Saint Trinity Church on the …

Georgian Muslims receive 20 more mosques

Georgian Muslims receive 20 more mosques

Georgia's Muslim community received 20 more mosques at its disposal, most of which are located in western Georgia. Such decision was taken by the State Agency for Religious Affairs at the meeting of the recommendation …

Karachay-Cherkessia to hold 3rd Quran-reading contest

Karachay-Cherkessia to hold 3rd Quran-reading contest

Karachay-Cherkessia will hold the third “Best reader of the Holy Quran” contest on November 20, organized by the Muslim Administration of Karachay-Cherkessia and supported by the government of the republic. This time …

Ilia II to visit Russia

Ilia II to visit Russia

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II plans to visit Moscow on November 18. Catholicos will visit Russia at the invitation of Russian Patriarch Kirill. The meetings with representatives of the …

We must build spiritual barriers to stop terrorism

We must build spiritual barriers to stop terrorism

Astana proposes to use humanistic ideas of religion itself and widespread influence of religious and spiritual leaders to do this

 Moscow calls for global fight against terrorism

Moscow calls for global fight against terrorism

Representatives of different religions and secular society must constantly engage in dialogue, the purpose of which is opposition to destructive activities of terrorist organizations, because now international terrorism has become a truly …

 Ilyas Umakhanov: games of the West in fight against terrorism are alarming

Ilyas Umakhanov: games of the West in fight against terrorism are alarming

Russia's religious organizations have always consolidated to deal with common challenges during the most difficult for the country periods, and now we can also see this process, when there is a common threat of terrorism, the Deputy …

 Wolfgang Schaueble supports German Muslims

Wolfgang Schaueble supports German Muslims

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaueble urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a "German Islam" based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a …

Visit of peace: Pope Francis arrives in Azerbaijan for the first time

Visit of peace: Pope Francis arrives in Azerbaijan for the first time

Pope Francis paid a one-day visit under the slogan 'We are all brothers' to Baku on October 2. Pope Francis was welcomed by the Azerbaijani First Deputy Prime Minister, Yaqub Eyyubov, and the …

Official welcoming ceremony held for Pope Francis in Baku

Official welcoming ceremony held for Pope Francis in Baku

An official welcoming ceremony has been held for Pope Francis, who is on a pastoral visit in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Trend reports. A guard of honor was arranged for the Pontiff on the square decorated with the …

Azerbaijani catholics ask Pope Francis to pray for peace in Caucasus

Azerbaijani catholics ask Pope Francis to pray for peace in Caucasus

Priests, religious people and those faithful to the Roman Catholic Church expressed gratitude to Pope Francis for his visit to the country. Ordinary of the Church of the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception (Roman …

Pope Francis visits Baku for the first time

Pope Francis visits Baku for the first time

Pope Francis arrived in Baku today. He was welcomed by Yaqub Eyyubov, Azerbaijani first deputy prime minister and Khalaf Khalafov, deputy foreign minister, at the Heydar Aliyev International …

Farid Asadullin: Azerbaijanis actively participate in the religious life of Russia

Farid Asadullin: "Azerbaijanis actively participate in the religious life of Russia"

Deputy chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims on cooperation with Azerbaijan in the spiritual field

Pope Francis holds stadium mass In Tbilisi

Pope Francis holds stadium mass In Tbilisi

Pope Francis held a stadium Mass in Tbilisi on the second day of a weekend trip to the Caucasus that is focused on preaching religious tolerance and peace, RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty reports. In his homily on …

 Pope Francis#039 visit to Baku symbolizes peace

Pope Francis' visit to Baku symbolizes peace

Pope Francis will visit Azerbaijan already this Sunday. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City has started his Caucasian tour. Today he arrived in Georgia. The pontiff will arrive in …

Russia and Kazakhstan agree to develop eco-halal

Russia and Kazakhstan agree to develop "eco-halal"

Chairman of the Russian Muftis Council commission on environmental development, Rashid Ismailov, met with the head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan, Galanbek Mazhiev.  …

US President congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Eid al-Adha

US President congratulates Ilham Aliyev on Eid al-Adha

US President Barack Obama has sent a letter of congratulations to the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.   “On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Michelle and I …

Tashkent mosque to be named after Islam Karimov

Tashkent mosque to be named after Islam Karimov

One of the oldest mosques in Uzbekistan’s capital will be named after late President Islam Karimov. "Due to the proposal by the Council of Religious Scholars and the society, it has been decided to name the …

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of the sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. On this day believers gather at a mosque for common prayer and sacrifice an …

Where Islam started spreading in Russia

Where Islam started spreading in Russia

The timeless rhythm of Derbent's Juma Mosque

Nearly 2 million in Saudi for hajj

Nearly 2 million in Saudi for hajj

Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, Zee News reported.  Saudi Arabia took new measures aimed to prevent a recurrence of last year`s stampede which killed around …

 Armenian Catholic church in Turkey’s Diyarbakir to be repaired

Armenian Catholic church in Turkey’s Diyarbakir to be repaired

The Armenian Catholic church, which was damaged as a result of clashes in Diyarbakır, will be repaired, the Directorate General of Foundations of Turkey said. The repair of the church, which was seriously damaged during the clashes …

UN urges France to repeal burkini bans

UN urges France to repeal burkini bans

The United Nations human rights office has called on French beach resorts to lift their bans on the burkini. …

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Dormition of the Mother of God

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Dormition of the Mother of God

Today the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates one of the great feasts – the Dormition of the Mother of God. The faithful joined sadness and loss of the Mother of God and the joy of her reunion with Jesus …

Russian Orthodox Church stands for peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Russian Orthodox Church stands for peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The Russian Orthodox Church invariably and consistently stands for the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the search for mutually acceptable solution for existing controversies within the framework of the law,  the Church said …