Patriarch Kirill Encourages the Media to Report Proper and Adequate Information about the Church

An online conversation with participants of the Faith and Word festival took place. team | 22 October 2021

Delegates from 177 dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as guests from Local Orthodox Churches who take part in the IX International Festival of Faith and Word, gathered online for a meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and of All Russia on October 21, reports

Traditionally, meetings between the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and participants of this festival are held in the format of a dialogue, in which clergymen, representatives of dioceses, workers of secular and Orthodox media, Orthodox volunteers and others can personally ask questions to the Patriarch. This time this meeting took place via video conference.

In his speech to the participants, the Patriarch expressed an opinion that the first wave of Orthodox people entering the space of social networks and other digital communication platforms is coming to an end. And now it is extremely important to focus on the quality of the reported information, on the search for an adequate language – both verbal and visual – in order to testify about the Savior, about the life of the Church, and about the high dignity of a Christian.

In this regard, the Primate dwelt in detail on issues that require further general Church discussion, including the issue of the presence of clergymen in social networks.

You can follow on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or Telegram.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.