The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed his deep concern over the calls voiced by a number of the Turkish politicians for the change in the current status of Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest masterpieces of Christian culture.
On June 4, 2020, in the Tserkov i Mir talk-show broadcast by Russia-24 TV channel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, answered questions from presenter Ekaterina Gracheva.
On 29 June 2020, the feast of Ss Peter and Paul, founders and patrons of the Church of Antioch, was celebrated at the Mariamite Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus.
On 28th June 2020, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of ‘The Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Street, Moscow.
On June 28, 2020, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan John of Dubna, head of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Rue Daru in Paris.
On June 27, 2020, Metropolitan John of Dubna, head of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Paris.
Metropolitan Anthony conveyed to Archbishop David best regards from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and extended warm congratulations on his enthronement to the see of Monegasque hierarchs, which took place a few months earlier.
During the Sunday Liturgy at the St. Nicholas cathedral in Zahle, His Eminence Anthony was assisted by the rector of the Beirut representation of the Russian Orthodox Church Archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev) and the diocesan clergy.
On 21 June 2020, the Day of All Saints Who Shone Forth in the Russian Land and the Community of American Saints, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Great Martyr Catherine Church-in-the-Fields, the Moscow representation of the Orthodox Church in America.
On 18 June 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov met with His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia.