Russian Orthodox Church

Russia skips historic Orthodox council

The Russian Orthodox Church has rejected a last minute appeal to attend what was deemed as the first meeting of fellow church leaders since 787.

Jun 19, 2016, 08:54 AM IST

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

Feb 06, 2016, 03:22 AM IST

Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal

Russia has sacked the head of a Siberian theatre after its radical staging of a Richard Wagner opera angered the powerful Russian Orthodox Church and prompted street protests.

Mar 30, 2015, 23:00 PM IST

Stay away from Internet, Russian church leader tells monks

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged monks to turn their backs on the internet, in order to protect themselves from online temptations.

Jun 08, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

Russian patriarch against electronic orthodox encyclopaedia

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has spoken out against spending money on an electronic version of the orthodox encyclopaedia series.

Mar 02, 2013, 10:48 AM IST

Russian church urges Pussy Riot members to repent

The church said that if the women make statements showing "penitence and reconsideration of their action," they "shouldn`t be left unnoticed."

Sep 30, 2012, 18:16 PM IST

Russians against Church meddling in politics

One in five Russians believes that the Russian Orthodox Church has become too active in the country`s political life.

Aug 15, 2012, 11:17 AM IST

Russian Orthodox patriarch`s watch causes buzz

Russia is abuzz with talk of the Orthodox Church`s wealth and its close links to the Kremlin.

Apr 06, 2012, 23:33 PM IST

Madonna challenges Russian Orthodox Church over anti gay law

Madonna has spoken out against a new law in Russia, which likens homosexuality with paedophilia.

Mar 25, 2012, 18:03 PM IST