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In Moscow, was baptized a well-known African politician

Famous African politician, former Deputy Prime Minister of Gabon Bruno Ben Moubamba converted to Orthodoxy and was baptized in the Moscow Church, he was given the Christian name of Vladimir, said a member of the Synodal biblical-theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church, rector of the Church of the life-giving Trinity on the Vorobyovy hills Archpriest Andrey Novikov.

"The Day of the baptism of Rus the Lord has vouchsafed to make kinoprem the Orthodoxy of the former Deputy Prime Minister of Gabon Bruno Ben Moubamba David (at his request)," - wrote Novikov on his page in Facebook.

The spiritual administration of Muslims will treat needy people with meat on Eid al-Adha

The spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of the Russian Federation organizes the charitable distribution of meat to the needy on Eid al-Adha, said in a statement on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.

"In honor of the holiday Eid al-Adha and given the difficult financial situation of many families in a pandemic, the Spiritual administration of Muslims is organizing a nationwide protest on distribution to the needy of the meat of sacrificial animals – "Eid Karim 2020". Assistance in the form of several pounds of meat will have tens of thousands of families," the statement reads.

Muslims wished the President the wisdom to maintain peace

About the wisdom and health of the President of Russia, and also on God's help to "build harmony in society, peace and the creation of equal conditions for development of religious communities" prayed on Friday, first Deputy Chairman of Russia Muftis Council and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.

On Friday Muslims celebrate the most important holiday in Islam, Eid al-Adha (Turkic), Eid al-Adha (in Arabic), or the feast of sacrifice, which marks the end of Hajj, the pilgrimage to the main Muslim Holy places in Saudi Arabia. Mukhetdinov morning headed celebratory divine service in the Cathedral mosque of Moscow, the text of his sermons posted on the website of SMR.

In DOOM called the cancellation of the Hajj sacrifice in the name of saving lives

The cancellation of Hajj because of the epidemic of the coronavirus, as well as limiting the number of people in common prayers in the mosques – it is the sacrifice of the believers for the life and safety of the public, said Friday the first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.

On Friday, he led the festive divine service in the Cathedral mosque of Moscow - the text of his sermons posted on the website of the DUMAS of the Russian Federation.

The head of the Council of Muftis of Russia congratulated the faithful on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

The head of the Council of Muftis of Russia (SMR) and the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Ravil Gainutdin congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, noting that believers meet him "with a sense of spiritual uplift" and that he in these days he prays to Almighty "about the diversion of the troubles of coronavirus from all mankind."

The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha (Turkic), or ID al-Adha (in Arabic) - the main holiday of the Muslims. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts three days. This year it started to come on July 31.

The ROC is glad for the resumption of services at the monastery of Panagia Sumela in Turkey

In the Russian Orthodox Church will rejoice over the resumption of worship after the restoration of the Orthodox monastery of Sumela in Turkey, although to bless the faithful pilgrimage to the ancient abode will be possible only after the restoration of Eucharistic communion with Constantinople, said RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Nikolai Balashov.

This week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country protects the cultural heritage of Christianity, citing as example the restoration of one of the world's oldest Orthodox monasteries of Panagia Sumela in Trabzon province in northeast Turkey. Patriarch Bartholomew thanked on the phone to Erdogan for the restoration of the monastery, which was due to open after restoration.

ROC called the lock "of Constantinople" work on the degradation of the Russian people

Lock channel "Tsargrad" on YouTube - work on the degradation of the Russian people and sabotage against the idea, said the Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate, Bishop Savva (Tutunov).

Previously YouTube blocked the account of the network edition of "Tsargrad" and the eponymous TV channel, after which the publication announced the intention to go to court. In "Constantinople" drew attention to the blocking of YouTube account publications "double-Headed eagle". From "Constantinople" and the "double eagle" General guidance: according to the site "Constantinople", the businessman Konstantin Malofeyev - founder of the channel "Tsargrad". He also holds the position of Chairman of the society for the development of Russian historical education, "double-Headed eagle".

The head of the Union of the old believers urged people to explore space, and not to fight

God has blessed human to explore the cosmos, it can reconcile peoples and to stop the soldiers, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the world Union of the old believers, Leonid Sevastianov.

He drew attention to earlier on Thursday the start of the American research Rover Perseverance, the mission of which is to search for traces of life on Mars.

ROC in September will be held in Moscow charity run

Charity event to help the needy "Charity on the run" will be held during the September half marathon, the report said the Orthodox service of assistance "Mercy".

"Orthodox service "Mercy" announced the beginning of the annual charitable action "Mercy on the run". According to tradition, the main race will be the Moscow marathon, scheduled for September 20. For those who are not willing to participate in events or will not be in Moscow, "Charity" organizes an online race in Zoom", - stated in the message.

Surrogacy will lead to crimes, believe in the ROC

The spread of the practice of surrogacy will lead to an increase in the number of crimes, said Thursday the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.

In January 2020 in Odintsovo in the Moscow region Investigative Committee in Moscow, was prosecuted for causing death by negligence and human trafficking. In one of the apartments of the village of VNIISSOK, it was discovered the body of a newborn from a surrogate mother of the child. Cause of infant death were sudden infant death syndrome newborn. In the apartment, investigators found three more children born for sale. Charged with human trafficking in the case were arrested seven people, one defendant was sent under house arrest.

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