Some reflexions on the "Declaration" on the "Russian World" (Russkiy mir) teaching
Andrey Shishkov, member in the Centre for the Study of Eastern Churches, comments in "Public Orthodoxy" on the statement on the doctrine of the "Russian World".
Moments of hope
A Conference in Rome on the social ethos in Catholic and Orthodox perspective was challenged by the war in Ukraine
A conference on "Catholic and Orthodox Social Ethos after Laudato si'" was held at the Dicastery for Integral Human Development in Rome from 31 March to 1 April 2022.
Putin, Kirill and the war
The former Archbishop of Canterbury analyses the Russian Orthodox Church's mistrust of the "godless West".
John of Dubna
Open Letter by Metropolitan John of Dubna to Patriarch Kirill
On March 9th 2022, Metropolitan John of Dubna (Archbishopric of the Orthodox Churches of Russian Tradition in Western Europe) sent an open letter to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow calling for peace.
Russian laypeople, including composer Arvo Pärt, appeal to Patriarch Kirill
After a large number of Russian priests and deacons, Russian lay people are now also turning to the Patriarch of Moscow to call on him to take decisive action for peace in Ukraine.
Broadcast on the role of the churches in the Ukraine war
Powerful testimonies from Ukrainian interlocutors and reflections on backgrounds and perspectives for peace were broadcast by Radio RTS Lausanne on Sunday, 6 March 2022.
Message of the Synod
The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) condemns the war
In a message to the Ukrainian people dated 28 February 2022, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate clearly condemns the war and declares its support for the state sovereignty…
The Dominican brothers of the Fribourg Dominican Professors regularly report on the distressed situation in Kiev during the Ukraine war. Their letters are regularly updated here.
Russian Orthodox priests and deacons condemning the war
About 300 Russian Orthodox Priest and Bishops issued an open letter against the war in Ukraine while many bishops are still silent.