Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners, including priests

This is a rarely seen exchange of civilians

Russia and Ukraine have swapped prisoners, including several priests, in a rarely seen exchange of civilians that follows the exchange of dozens of soldiers earlier this week, AFP reported.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,…

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Patriarch Bartholomew: To remain silent in the face of the cruelty of war is shameful!

“War is always destructive. To remain silent in the face of the cruelty of war is shameful! It is our duty and mission to protect and promote peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matt. 5:9). With these words, His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew began his short address to…

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A Bulgarian transported the coffins to the Eiffel Tower for 120 euros

Bulgarian citizen, along with two other men, placed coffins labeled “French soldiers from Ukraine” at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The three were brought before a French court in order to establish “possible foreign interference”, reported AFP. The tracks lead to Moscow.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend the summit in Switzerland

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will attend the summit, which will be held in Switzerland on June 15 and 16 and will be dedicated to the war in Ukraine. Heads and representatives of many countries around the world will participate in the international meeting, which will be held in Lucerne….

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Can the Orthodox Church help with the exchange of prisoners of war between Ukraine and Russia

On the eve of the greatest Orthodox holiday of the Resurrection of Christ, wives and mothers of prisoners of war from Russia and Ukraine are asking the superiors, clergy and all believers in Orthodox countries to cooperate with the authorities for the release of their sons, brothers and…

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PACE defined the Russian Church as an “ideological extension of Vladimir Putin’s regime”

On April 17, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution related to the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The adopted document said the Russian state “persecuted and ultimately killed” Navalny for joining the opposition to Vladimir…

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Italy donated 500 thousand euros for the destroyed cathedral of Odessa

The Italian government handed over 500,000 euros for the restoration of the destroyed Transfiguration Cathedral in Odessa, announced the mayor of the city, Gennady Trukhanov. The Ukrainian city’s central temple was destroyed by a Russian missile in July 2023. The aid was granted under an…

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Ukraine hopes to begin installation of Bulgaria’s nuclear reactors in June

Kiev is sticking to the price of $600 million despite Sofia’s desire to gain more from a possible deal.

Ukraine expects to start building four new nuclear reactors this summer or fall, Energy Minister German Galushchenko told Reuters at the end of January this year. The country is trying…

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Calls for Diplomacy and Peace Intensify as Ukraine War Rages On

Ukraine war remains the most disturbing topic in Europe. French President Macron’s recent statement about his country’s possible direct involvement in the war was a sign of possible further escalation.

Pope Francis recently called for an immediate ceasefire. We are also seeing growing…

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Calls for Diplomacy and Peace Intensify as Ukraine War Rages On

The ongoing war in Ukraine remains the most disturbing topic in Europe. French President Macron’s recent statement about his country’s possible direct involvement in the war was a sign of possible further escalation.

Pope Francis recently called for an immediate ceasefire. We are also…

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The Pope once again called for peace through negotiations

We must never forget that war invariably leads to defeat, the Holy Father noted

At his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis once again called for negotiated peace and condemned the bloody conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, Reuters reported. The agency notes that the…

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The Romanian Church creates a structure “Romanian Orthodox Church in Ukraine”

The Romanian Church, at the recent session of the Holy Synod decided to establish its jurisdiction on the territory of Ukraine, intended for the Romanian minority there.

The February 29 decision said: “to bless, encourage and support the initiatives of the Romanian Orthodox communities…

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Russia refuses to import bananas from Ecuador because of an arms deal with the US

It has started buying the fruit from India and will increase imports from there

Russia has started buying bananas from India and will increase imports from that country, the Russian Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control Service Rosselhoznadzor reported, as quoted by Reuters. The decision…

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EU sanctions include two Orthodox television channels and a private Orthodox military company

Two Orthodox television stations and a private Orthodox military company are included in the 12th package of sanctions of the European Union

Two Russian television channels broadcasting “Orthodox content” are included in the latest 12th package of sanctions of the European Union, adopted…

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The forgotten Ukrainian roots of a famous “French” saint as an example of imperial unification and denationalization

By Sergiy Shumilo

A characteristic feature of imperial culture is the absorption of the spiritual, intellectual and creative forces and heritage of conquered peoples. Ukraine is no exception. Take away from the culture of the Russian Empire this Ukrainian contribution, and it will cease to…

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Russian Actress Killed While Performing in Occupied Donetsk

A Russian actress was killed by Ukrainian shelling while performing for the Russian military in the Moscow-occupied Donetsk region.

The death of Polina Menshikh, 40, was confirmed on the 22 Nov. 2023 to the state-run TASS news agency by regional officials and in a VKontakte post by a St….

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