Latest Patriarch Kirill News

Pope: New meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch possible

Dec. 06, 2021 10:19 AM EST

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday there were plans for a possible second meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, after their historic 2016 encounter in Cuba became a landmark in mending relations severed by the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity. ...

Senegal registers its first cases of the omicron variant

Dec. 05, 2021 12:53 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has recorded its first cases of the omicron variant, becoming the third West African nation to detect the new coronavirus variant after Nigeria and Ghana. The announcement of the first case was made by the Institute for Health Research,...

Kaprizov gets shootout winner; Wild beat Maple Leafs 4-3

Dec. 04, 2021 23:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored in the third round of a shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Saturday night for their sixth straight win. Jordan Greenway, Mats Zuccarello and Marcus Foligno had goals in regulation for Central...

Greeted by virus, Mankato man won't alter South African trip

Dec. 04, 2021 01:08 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local professor Scott Fee made sure he knew the coronavirus situation in South Africa from a friend on the ground before his Nov. 16 arrival. But his friend couldn’t have known one crucial bit of information. In mid-November...

Kaprizov scores twice, Wild roll to 5-2 win against Devils

Dec. 03, 2021 00:09 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had two goals and an assist as the Minnesota Wild kept rolling with a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Ryan Hartman had a goal and two assists, and Rem Pitlick and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for Minnesota,...

Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Greeks over 60 who refuse coronavirus vaccinations could be hit with monthly fines of more than one-quarter of their minimum pensions — a get-tough policy that the country's politicians say will cost votes but save lives. Weekly protests in the...

Nigeria says it found first case of omicron in November

Dec. 01, 2021 13:34 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in travelers who arrived from South Africa in the past week, the country’s national public health institute said Wednesday, correcting its earlier statement that it found the variant in samples...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 01, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 30 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Supreme Court at abortion crossroads: The Supreme Court takes up its most important abortion case in years on Wednesday, and...

Greenway, Kaprizov lead the way as Wild beat Coyotes 5-2

Dec. 01, 2021 00:01 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jordan Greenway had a goal and two assists, Kirill Kaprizov scored and Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves as the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jonas Brodin and Marcus Foligno also scored for Minnesota,...

Russian coronavirus-denying monk given prison sentence

Nov. 30, 2021 10:35 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A rebel Russian monk who castigated the Kremlin and denied that the coronavirus existed was convicted Tuesday on accusations of encouraging suicides and given a 3½-year prison sentence. The monk, Father Sergiy, was arrested in December 2020 on charges of...