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23.04.2018 13:26

Bishop Nestor of Korsun attends annual Orthodox Bishops’ Assembly in Spain and Portugal

Bishop Nestor of Korsun attends annual Orthodox Bishops’ Assembly in Spain and Portugal On April 20, 2018, Bishop Nestor of Korsun, during his archpastoral visit to Madrid, attended the annual meeting of the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in Spain and Portugal. Participating in the meeting were also Metropolitan Polycarpus of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Constantinople) and Bishop Timothy of Spain and Portugal…
22.04.2018 23:54

Funeral service for Metropolitan Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia takes place in Tallinn

Funeral service for Metropolitan Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia takes place in Tallinn On 22 April 2018, the funeral service for Metropolitan Cornelius of Tallinn and All Estonia was held at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Tallinn. Vladyka Cornelius passed away on April 19, at the age of 93.
19.04.2018 22:00

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez on his election as President of Cuba’s Council of the State

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez on his election as President of Cuba’s Council of the State His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has sent congratulations to Mr. Miguel Diaz-Camel Bermudez on his election as President of the Council of the State of the Republic of Cuba
19.04.2018 17:25

DECR chairman receives chaplain of Anglican parish in Moscow

DECR chairman receives chaplain of Anglican parish in Moscow On April 19, 2018, DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had a meeting with the chaplain of St. Andrew in Moscow, Rev. Malcolm Rogers, at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. Participating in the meeting were also Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and Ph. Champion,…
19.04.2018 17:07

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to EU meets in Brussels

Committee of Representatives of Orthodox Churches to EU meets in Brussels The priority was given to the situation of Christians in the Middle East, considering the tense political situation that has developed in the region.
19.04.2018 16:51

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Finnish ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Finnish ambassador to Russia On April 19, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations ( DECR) met with Finland’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation, H. E. Mikko Hautala, at the DECR.
19.04.2018 14:16

Metropolitan Hilarion: creation of Local Church cannot be initiated by secular authorities

Metropolitan Hilarion: creation of Local Church cannot be initiated by secular authorities On 19 April 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine endorsed an initiative of President Petro Poroshenko concerning an appeal to the Patriarch of Constantinople for the creation of the autocephalous Church in Ukraine. Interfax-Religion web portal asked Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church…
17.04.2018 19:34

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Russia’s ministry of foreign affairs

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Russia’s ministry of foreign affairs On April 17, 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation held a grand Easter reception at its mansion. It was attended by religious leaders, heads of foreign diplomatic missions and Russian and foreign diplomats.
17.04.2018 15:30

Peacemaking initiative of Christian leaders in response to the situation in the Middle East

Peacemaking initiative of Christian leaders in response to the situation in the Middle East Published below is the text of the peacemaking appeal, which was discussed during a telephone conversation between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on April 14, 2018.
16.04.2018 22:20

Patriarchs of three Syrian Churches make statement concerning escalation of the situation in the country

Patriarchs of three Syrian Churches make statement concerning escalation of the situation in the country His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, Melkite Patriarch Joseph Absi, and Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate issued a statement concerning the escalation of the situation in Syria.
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