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Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session

Representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christian communities from the CIS and Baltic countries took part in the 5th plenary session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee (CICC) at the Constantine Palace in St. Petersburg on 26 April 2017.

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Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee

The message was read out by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.

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President Vladimir Putin’s message to the 5th plenary session of the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee

The message was read out by Mr. M. Belousov, deputy head of the Presidential Administration for Domestic Policy.

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Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg

On April 26, 2017, the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee (CICC) has opened its 5th plenary session at the Constantin Palace in St. Petersburg under the theme ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’.

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CIS and Baltic Christian Inter-confessional Advisory Committee holds a working meeting

The CIS and Baltic Christian Inter-confessional Committee (CIAC) held a working meeting on March 4, 2011, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, to discuss cooperation between religious and public organizations in the population policy.

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WCC Secretary General Met with Co-Chairs of CIAC

On 29 June 2010 the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit was received by the Co-Chairs of the Christian Interconfessional Advisory Committee. The CIAC Co-Chairs have told the WCC General Secretary about the work of Christian Interconfessional Advisory Committee, the current situation with regard to inter-Christian dialog in the CIS-Countries and Baltics, and described the most important trends in the religious life of the Russian Federation.

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Patriarch Kirill Met with General Secretary of the World Council of Churches

On 28 June 2010 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, received the Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, currently on an official visit to Moscow. His Holiness remarked that the World Council of Churches was experiencing a protracted crisis caused by the contradiction between the declared aspiration to Christian unity and the deepening of differences among Christians on certain doctrinal issues, such as anthropology and morality.

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General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Arrives in Moscow

The General Secretary of the World Council of Church Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit began his official visit to Moscow on 271 June 2010. He is accompanied by the WCC deputy general secretary Jorge Lemopoulos (Patriarchate of Constantinople), and Prof. Dr. Dagmar Heller of the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey.

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World Summit of Religious Leaders in Canada

The World Summit of Religious Leaders took place in Winnipeg on 21-23 June 2010 on the initiative of religious communities in Canada. The Summit was timed to the G8 Summit due to be held in Muscoca, Canada, on 25-27 June 2010. Taking part in the summit were over seventy religious leaders from twenty-four countries.

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Russian State Duma Approves Law Making the Christening of Russia a National Holiday

On 21 May, the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed in its final reading a law establishing a new holiday: a day commemorating the christening of Russia. It is to take place on 28 July, the date sited for the baptism of Prince Vladimir in 988.

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