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Balaam on July 16 will start to take pilgrims and tourists

The island of Valaam in the Republic of Karelia open for tourists and pilgrims on July 16, the visit would be one day, according to the website of the Valaam monastery.

"Valaam island once again begins to receive tourists and pilgrims. From July 16 for a one-day visit opens the heart of the Valaam monastery – the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Central estate", - stated in the message.

The monk with the coronavirus have run away from the monastery near Tiraspol in Moldova

The monk is identified with the coronavirus of the Holy ascension Novo-nemeckogo monastery in the village of kitskany, under the Tiraspol fled to Moldova, said on Monday oberstab the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.

"One monk, who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, violating quarantine requirements, left the monastery and illegally crossed the border in the Moldavian direction", - stated in the message.

Ptsu is trying to embroil the Russian and Romanian Orthodox churches, said the Legoyda

The head of the non-canonical "Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (DNC) would like the deterioration of relations between the Russian and Romanian Orthodox churches, to this end, he suggested that the Romanian Church to determine the status of the former "Bishop" of the DNC, said on Monday Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.

The Synod of the DNC on 9 July was excluded from the composition of the episcopate, "the Bishop" Belgorod-Dniester Filaret (Punk), because he appealed to "honorable Patriarch" Filaret (Denisenko) and declared his refusal of obedience "of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine," the message published on the website of the PCU. "The judgment on the further canonical status of the" Punk by the same decision of the Synod conveyed the Romanian Orthodox Church, as led by Punk religious structure "followed by the Romanian-Moldavian liturgical tradition and has never represented the Ukrainian Diaspora".

Nazarbayev thanked Patriarch Kirill for his prayers for his recovery

The first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill for prayer support during his treatment for coronavirus, said in a statement on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Nazarbayev in June contracted the coronavirus, 2 July, his press service reported that he recovered.

Patriarch Kirill urged the Montenegrin authorities to stop the persecution of the Church

Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged the Montenegrin authorities to stop the persecution of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) and to repeal its discriminatory law, it follows from the open letter of the Patriarch on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

In December 2019, the Parliament of Montenegro, by majority of votes of the ruling coalition approved the law "On freedom of conscience and religion and the legal status of religious communities", which caused a strong public reaction and protests. The Serbian Orthodox Church, fear that the law will facilitate the seizure of the property of SPTS and its transmission in the unrecognized Montenegrin Orthodox world "Autocephalous" Church. At the same time the Synod of the Russian Church urged all local Orthodox churches to speak in support of the canonical Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

DOOM Russia: the new status of Hagia Sophia - the victory of the Christians, Jews and Muslims

Change the status of Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul, its conversion into a mosque is a positive transformation for the Jews, Muslims and Christians, as there now will be the common for all Abrahamic religions God, said the first Deputy head of the Spiritual administration of Muslims (DUM) of Russia Damir Mukhetdinov.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court - July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after this, the Turkish President announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.

Metropolitan of Astana prayed about the deaths from COVID-19 Kazakhstan

Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan Alexander on Monday – a day of mourning for the victims of the pandemic in Kazakhstan made a doleful litany of people, who died from coronavirus infection, said in a statement on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Day of mourning for the victims of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 declared in Kazakhstan on July 13. In the country, half-mast flags in television and radio there are no advertisements and entertainment programs, government websites and many media converted to black-and-white color scheme.

The Greek Church called to cancel the decision on the status of Hagia Sophia

The conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque makes it out of the place of culture in "the place of separation and division", it is necessary to protect this monument of culture, declared the Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church on Monday.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court - July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.

Court of India gave the descendants of the Maharashtra right to the temple treasure

India's Supreme Court has upheld rights of the former Royal family of the Principality of Travancore to manage the administration of Padmanabhaswamy temple (Lord Vishnu) in Kerala.

The Padmanabhaswamy temple was rebuilt in its present form in the 18th century the Royal house of Travancore, who ruled southern Kerala and some adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu. In 1949, two years after India's independence, the Principality of Travancore was United with the Principality of Cochin in the state of Travancore-Cochin, which in 1956 became part of Kerala.

Turkey said it will retain the Hagia Sophia as a world heritage site

Turkey will continue to preserve Hagia Sophia in Istanbul as a world heritage site by UNESCO after its conversion into a mosque, said on Monday Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there.

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