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04.07.2017 20:08

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of people in car crash in southeast Germany

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of people in car crash in southeast Germany In connection with the death of people in a car crash in southeast Germany, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia extended condolences to Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Eighteen people died in the car accident on July 3, 2017, in Upper Franconia in Bavaria.
04.07.2017 18:59

Message of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Church Outside Russia to Patriarch Kirill

Message of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Church Outside Russia to Patriarch Kirill The members of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Church Outside Russia have sent the following message of greetings to His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
02.07.2017 0:28

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain

DECR chairman’s statement on the fate of ten-month-old Charlie Gard from Great Britain All courts, including the European Court of Human Rights, passed a death sentence on a child suffering from a rare genetic condition and did not heed his parents’ plea to give him a chance. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk commented on the situation in his statement.
25.06.2017 14:48

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church In his message to His Beatitude Yousseff I Absi, Greek-Melkite Patriarch Elect of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, congratulated him on his election as new head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
24.06.2017 22:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences over the death of people in Sichuan Province in China

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends condolences over the death of people in Sichuan Province in China His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the tragic consequences of the landslide that had stricken the Sichuan Province in China.
20.06.2017 17:49

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem expresses support to Ukrainian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia concerning the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
15.06.2017 11:33

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch

DECR chairman expressed condolences over demise of a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch On 14 June 2017 a senior hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Metropolitan Antonio of Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribbean passed away.
14.06.2017 15:31

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to the participants in the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends greetings to the participants in the 1st All-Russian academic conference on Theology in Humanitarian Education On June 14, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion read out welcome address of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the opening session.
13.06.2017 10:05

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on his Nameday Congratulatory message reads as follows
13.06.2017 10:04

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday

DECR chairman greets His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople with his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with his Nameday:
08.06.2017 17:52

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over terrorist attacks in Tehran

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over terrorist attacks in Tehran His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over terrorist attack s in the capital of Iran. Seventeen people were killed and forty-three wounded as a result of the attacks.
31.05.2017 12:52

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church on the anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Primate of the Polish Orthodox Church on the anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland on the anniversary of his enthronement
31.05.2017 12:48

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman greets His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland with the anniversary of his enthronement.
30.05.2017 12:28

Message of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the Episcopate, Clergy, Monastics and Laity on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Bishops’ Council of Kharkov

Message of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the Episcopate, Clergy, Monastics and Laity on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Bishops’ Council of Kharkov At its meeting on May 17, 2017, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church adopted the following Message on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Council of Kharkov
26.05.2017 20:39

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Coptic Christians in terror attack in El-Minya

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over the death of Coptic Christians in terror attack in El-Minya (Russian) Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл направил Святейшему Патриарху Коптской Церкви Тавадросу II послание с выражением соболезнования в связи с атакой террористов в городе Эль-Минья на юге Египта, повлекшей многочисленные жертвы среди паломников, направлявшихся в древнюю обитель имени святого Самуила.
26.05.2017 19:46

DECR chairman expresses condolences over death of Coptic faithful in terror attack in El-Minya

DECR chairman expresses condolences over death of Coptic faithful in terror attack in El-Minya In his letter of the Head of the Coptic Church, His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, expressed condolences over the…
24.05.2017 7:52

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria underscores the anti-church nature of bills Nos 4128 and 4511 to be considered by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria underscores the anti-church nature of bills Nos 4128 and 4511 to be considered by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in connection with the upcoming consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of bills targeting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
23.05.2017 12:02

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch condemns attempts to adopt at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada the bills directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch condemns attempts to adopt at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada the bills directed against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Russian) В ответ на обращение Предстоятеля Русской Православной Церкви в связи с подготовленными к рассмотрению в Верховной Раде Украины проектами законов № 4128 и № 4511, которые предусматривают введение дискриминационных норм в отношении канонической Украинской Православной Церкви, Блаженнейший Патриарх Великой Антиохии и всего Востока Иоанн X направил Патриарху Кириллу послание.
18.05.2017 17:45

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia hopes anti-church bills will be withdrawn from Supreme Rada agenda

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia hopes anti-church bills will be withdrawn from Supreme Rada agenda His Beatitude Rostislav, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, has appealed to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubii, expressing profound concern for the planned adoption of anti-church Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511.
17.05.2017 20:46

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii In response to the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, has sent to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubiy a letter expressing profound concern over the…
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