Website Maintenance is the midst of software upgrades. Until we're done our layout might look messy and keep changing! - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has sent his Christmas greetings to Pope Benedict XVI. The Russian prelate’s message—also sent to other Christian leaders—said: “Under conditions of modern civilization, when many people lose spiritual and moral compass, the Star of Bethlehem is still showing the way to the Lord to all who seek light of the Divine Truth.”

The Russian Orthodox Church, which adheres to the old Julian calendar, will celebrate the Nativity on January 7.

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