International sports bodies are under unprecedented political pressure to expel Russia from the Olympic movement and undermine the achievements of its athletes, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has said.
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, wished astronauts on the board the International Space Station (ISS) a happy Orthodox Easter on Sunday, a church spokesman said.
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 Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, emphasized Moscow's role in counterterrorism fight in Syria and noted that Russian is not meddling in Syria's political affairs.
The Russian Orthodox Church has overwhelmingly elected Metropolitan Kirill as its new leader, succeeding the late Patriarch Aleksy II, the shepherd of the church's rebirth following decades of militant Soviet atheism. Kirill, the ch...