The head of Russia’s Christian Orthodox Church has signed a petition calling for a ban on abortion as well as on assisted reproduction and contraceptives with “abortive” effects.
Patriarch Kirill has met with pro-life activists and added his name to a letter against terminating pregnancies, the Russian Orthodox Church announced Tuesday. The petition has gathered over 500,000 signatures to date.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, was on Sunday awarded with the Polish Orthodox Church’s Order of Mary Magdalene, 1st Class, the Polish Catholic News Agency (KAI) reported.
The head of the resurgent Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has said feminism was a "very dangerous" phenomenon offering an illusion of freedom to women who should focus on their families and children.
Catholic Pope Francis called on Christians who gathered Sunday in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican to pray for his historic meeting with Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill are meeting in Havana, Cuba. It's the first time the leaders of the two churches have met since a schism 1,000 years ago divided Christianity.