Study Centre for Eastern Churches

We bring the voices of the Eastern Churches into the theological work at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies, in cooperation with the Study Centre for Faith and Society.



Metropolitan Hilarion met with Pope Francis at the Nunciature in Budapest

Pope Francis met Metropolitan Hilarion at the Nunciature on the second day of his trip to Hungary. Contents of the conversation were not made public. Vatican NEWS reports.

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The "ecumenical" task of an Apostolic Nuncio is the focus of a visit by Fribourg students 

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Continuation of the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE)

The Commission met in Paris from 19 to 21 April 2023. The theme of the dialogue, which began in April 2022, is unity, holiness, catholicity and apostolicity as marks of the church and criteria of ecclesial…

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The tradition-steeped Kiev Theological Academy is threatened with closure. An appeal

The Ukrainian government has ordered the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to leave the famous Kiev Monastery of the Caves by 29 March. The church's Theological Academy is also located on this territory. Monks,…

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Ecumenism in Switzerland

We appreciate and support the initiatives of the Council of Christian Churches in Switzerland ...

Sergii Bulgakov

We publish the works of the Russian economist and theologian Sergij Bulgakov (1871-1944) in German translation with scientific commentary ...


We cooperate with the "Institut d'études supérieures en théologie orthodoxe" in Chambésy ...


Online and in book form we publish ORTHODOXIA, the catalogue of all Orthodox bishops worldwide ...

Orthodoxe Kapelle

Orthodox students of the University of Fribourg have their own chapel in the Salesianum ...

OKI (Regensburg)

We work in continuity with the "Institut for Eastern Churches" (OKI Regensburg) and its director, Mons. Dr. Nicholas Wyrwoll ...

Association St. Nicholas

Orthodox students (and a circle of friends) founded the "Association St. Nicholas of orthodox students at the University of Fribourg" ...

Peter Anderson - NEWS

Peter Anderson from Seattle USA regularly sends newest information about developments in the orthodox world ...