US Senate passes bill toughening anti-Russia sanctionsWorld July 28, 3:10
Russia, China round up joint naval exercise in Baltic SeaMilitary & Defense July 27, 21:27
Chechen leader says he is ready to quit his job to protect al-Aqsa Mosque in JerusalemSociety & Culture July 27, 21:07
Russian tennis star Sharapova granted wildcard for WTA tournament in CincinnatiSport July 27, 20:11
Russia invites Baltic partners to attend naval review in St. PetersburgMilitary & Defense July 27, 19:38
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey presents his credentials to ErdoganRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 19:03
Deadly wildfires in southern EuropeWorld July 27, 18:20
Russia interested in cooperation with Finland on Arctic environmentBusiness & Economy July 27, 18:14
New US anti-Russia sanctions way to pursue its economic interests with cynicism — PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 27, 18:11
BEIRUT, November 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill arrived in Lebanon from Syria. During his visit to the Anthiochian Orthodox Church the patriarch will visit the Beirut cathedral, the Balamand Monastery and will meet with the Lebanese president, Russian compatriots, the Maronite patriarch and local Orthodox Christians.
“I arrived in Beirut from Syria to pray with Orthodox Christians, speak with Lebanese people and statesmen. I will be also glad to the visit the Balamand University and to meet with Russian compatriots,” the patriarch told a press briefing at the Beirut airport.
He noted that he is on an official visit to the Anthiochian Orthodox Church, on the canonical territory of which Lebanon is situated, under the Orthodox tradition for each new patriarch of 15 local Orthodox Churches to visit all other churches in the traditional order.
The Russian patriarch also recalled about his visit to Beirut in the capacity of the chairman of the Department of Internal Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate “in the days, when the city looked exactly like Stalingrad” and today approaching the Lebanese capital the patriarch was happy about the illumination of the restored city.
“I hope that this visit will make my modest contribution in the development of good relations between our Churches and people,” he concluded.