Patriarch of Antioch meets with representative of Russian Orthodox Church and ambassador of Russian Federation
On 12 July 2020, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, met with the representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchal See of Antioch, Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), and Mr. A. V. Yefimov, Russia’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Syria.
On 13 July 2020, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has made a statement appealing the civil authorities of Montenegro to repeal the discriminative law that brings division and schism into the Montenegrin society, to stop the persecution against the Orthodox Church and drop the attempts to create in…
Metropolitan Hilarion: Decision to transform Hagia Sophia into a mosque is a blow to the entire world Orthodoxy
The decision made on 10 July 2020 by the Turkish authorities to deprive Hagia Sophia of the status of museum and to transform it into a mosque was commented on by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in his interview to Russia…
Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy issues statement in view of the discussion of a possible change in the status of Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The document published on 1st July 2020, expresses, in particular, concern that “any change in the museum’s status serves no prospect of cooperation; in fact, it moves exactly to the opposite direction of the citizens’ problems around the world, and will nullify every effort of inter-religious contribution towards their resolution…