The Russian Orthodox Church and an émigré church that broke ties in 1927 over a Russian church leader’s declaration of loyalty to the then-Soviet state have officially reunited at a ceremony in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. “Church divisions are being overcome, and the confrontation in society inherited from the times of the revolution is being beaten back,” said Patriarch Alexei II of the Russian Orthodox Church after the signing of an act of canonical union with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, also known as ROCOR. (Ecumenical News International)