The Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, after careful deliberation of recent developments in the sphere of inter-Orthodox relations, makes the following statement
On 28th November 2019, 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, attended the 2nd Conference in Defence of Christians in Budapest and delivered the address.
On the night of November 26, 2019, an earthquake, the largest in the last 40 years, happened near the Albanian capital city of Tirana. According to the latest reports, over 32 people were killed and 658 were injured.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the murder, committed by terrorists, of Rev. Hovsep Bedoyan, rector of the Armenian Catholic community in the city of Qamishli, and of his father, Rev. Hanna Bedoyan.
The Statement was adopted at the ICR meeting that took place on November 25, 2019, at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
The Christian Interconfessional Advisory Committee held its 6th Plenary Session in Moscow on 30th October 2019, bringing together representatives of Christian communities from fifteen Eurasian countries.
Anton Vaino, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, has addressed a message of greetings to the 6th Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Advisory Committee meeting in Moscow.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message of greetings to the 6th Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Advisory Committee’s meeting opening on October 30, 2019, in Moscow.
On 17th October 2019, during a session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, a statement was adopted concerning the situation that arose in the Greek Orthodox Church after it convened on 12th October 2019 the extraordinary Council of Hierarchs on the Ukrainian church issue (Minutes No. 125).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II on the fifteenth anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne.