On 20th November 2020, during its session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered the consequences that ensued from the commemoration by the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus of the schismatic structure acting in Ukraine (Minutes No. 77).
His Holiness Kirill the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus has sent the following message to His Beatitude Anastasios, archbishop of Tirana and All Albania in connection with the recent infection with coronavirus of the Primate of the Albanian Church.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of condolences to Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, over the death of Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain (1991-2013).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the killing of believers of the Ethiopian Church in the Vallega region of Oromia state.
On November 4, 2020, the National Unity Day, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a traditional talk with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and leaders of religious associations in Russia. This year, the meeting was held in videoconference mode.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences to Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Sebastian Kurz over the death of people as a result of the terrorist action in Vienna.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia’s message of greeting to participants in the XIV Assembly of the Russki Mir Foundation.
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has expressed condolences to President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the death toll caused by a destructive earthquake in the Izmir Province.
In his message to His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed profound condolences over the passing away of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for External church relations (DECR), has sent to His Holiness Irenaeus, Patriarch of Serbia, condolences over the passing away of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral.