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Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin visits Russia with desire "to build bridges and dialogue"

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin visits Russia with desire "to build bridges and dialogue"

Apostolic Nuncio: 'Card Parolin to build bridges and dialogue in Russia'

19/08/2017 15:43

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to Russia, told Vatican Radio that Cardinal Pietro Parolin's visit to Russia hopes "to build bridges" between the country and the West and to "multiply opportunities of encounter" with the Russian Orthodox Church

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas pose for photographers prior to their meeting in Tallinn

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas pose for photographers prior to their meeting at the Government palace in Tallinn

US condemns Russia's expulsion of 755 diplomats as VP reassures European allies

31/07/2017 09:36

The U.S. State Department has condemned Moscow's decision to expel 755 American diplomats from Russia in retaliation for new sanctions, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Estonia as part of a tour to reassure Eastern European allies

 Relics of St Nicholas in Moscow

Russian Orthodox pilgrims queue for hours at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow to pray in front of the relics of St Nicholas

Relics of St Nicholas return to Bari after Russian tour

28/07/2017 16:44

The relics of the 4th century saint Nicholas of Myra return to Italy on Friday after spending over two months in Moscow and St Petersburg - an event being seen as a vital step forward in Catholic-Orthodox relations

The US Capitol

The US Capitol

EU condemns US Congress new sanctions against Russia

23/07/2017 19:04

The European Union has condemned moves by the U.S. Congress to step up sanctions on Russia without consulting the EU and other allies amid concerns it could impact energy supplies and have other negative economic consequences for Europe. 

Relatives attend the unveiling of the National Monument for the MH17 plane crash victims in The Netherlands

Relatives attend the unveiling of the National Monument for the MH17 plane crash victims in The Netherlands

Netherlands unveils memorial to victims of downed plane

17/07/2017 20:03

Government officials and relatives have unveiled a memorial in The Netherlands to nearly 300 family members died when a passenger plane was shot down by a missile over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.

EU and Western Balkan leaders at summit in Trieste

EU and Western Balkan leaders at summit in Trieste

EU meets Balkan leaders amid concerns over Russian influence

12/07/2017 18:57

European Union leaders are meeting in Italy with their Western Balkan counterparts amid concerns about Russia's growing influence in the region and Wednesday's failure to settle a long running border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russia warns US that sanctions threaten bi-lateral relations

23/06/2017 17:59

Russia's Foreign Ministry has condemned new U.S. sanctions against Russians involved in the Ukraine conflict saying the move puts at "serious risk" the entire bilateral relationship amid mounting tensions between Washington and Moscow