His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia approved texts of prayerful supplications in view of the threat of the spreading coronavirus infection.
On 18 March 2020, the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met at the Kiev Pechersk Monastery of the Dormition. The session was chaired by His Beatitude Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine.
On 15th March 2020, Second Sunday of Lent, divine services were resumed at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Pyongyang after a break caused by the anti-epidemic quarantine.
On March 14, 2020, the Saturday of the 2nd Week of the Great Lent, the rector of the St. Sergius of Radonezh church in Johannesburg, South Africa, Archpriest Daniel Lugovoy, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Namibian capital city of Windhoek.
The document has been approved by the Holy Synod decision of 17 March 2020 (Minutes No. 30)
On March 14, 2020, the Rudomino Library for Foreign Literature held a memorial evening devoted to the centenary birthday of Chiara Lubich (1920-2008), the founder of the Focolare Movement.
On 13 March 2010, Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, visited the Theological seminary of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Saiddnaya, Syria.
On 13 March 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Sadasivan Premjith, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation.
On 11 March 2020, Metropolitan Sergiy of Singapore and South-East Asia, Patriarchal Exarch for South-East Asia, met with the Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs, Mr. Fahrul Razi.
On 9 March 2020, the Working Group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, established by the Holy Synod decision of 6 October 2017, met in Helsinki.