On May 22, 2018, His Holiness Irenaeus, Patriarch of Serbia, arrived in Moscow.
June the 1st, 2018, will mark 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Singapore. On the occasion of the anniversary, a display of archive documents on the Russia-Singapore relations was opened on May 22 in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Interreligious Council of Russia issued a statement over the attack on the Church of Archangel Michael in Grozny on 19 May 2018.
Mr. Kim informed the DECR vice-chairman of the Spring Festival of Korean culture to take place in Russia in the late May. The participants in the meetings discussed issues of mutual interest.
On 20 May 2018, the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Orthodox Church His Holiness Patriarch and Catholic Abune Mathias I completed his visit to Russia.
After the Liturgy Bishop Nestor warmly greeted Metropolitan Hilarion, wishing him God’s help in his important ministry as the DECR chairman.
Plans of the development of bilateral relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church in Poland were discussed in a warm and cordial atmosphere.
On 18 May 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Poland.
Various issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation, pan-Orthodox agenda and inter-confessional relations were discussed.
On 17 May 2018, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord, after the Divine Liturgy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, His Holiness Patriarch and Catholicos Abune Mathias I.