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14.10.2016 18:56

Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch’s visit to London will strengthen mutual confidence

Metropolitan Hilarion: Patriarch’s visit to London will strengthen mutual confidence On the threshold of the visit by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Great Britain to take place from October 15 to 18, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in his interview to RIA Novosti news agency, speaks on the program…
21.07.2016 16:32

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church

Metropolitan Hilarion: I owe everything in my life to the Church On the threshold of his 50th birthday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave an interview to the Orthodox Christianity and the World website, in which he told how he came to believe in God, as well as about his approach to…
16.06.2016 21:58

Metropolitan Hilarion: There are no grounds for speaking of any division in the Orthodox world

Metropolitan Hilarion: There are no grounds for speaking of any division in the Orthodox world Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the RIA Novosti.
07.06.2016 17:09

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important for us that the Council will be a factor of unity and unanimity

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important for us that the Council will be a factor of unity and unanimity In his exclusive interview to Russia-24 TV channel Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations commented on the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council due to open on 16 June 2016. Metropolitan Hilarion noted in particular...
04.06.2016 10:04

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk with The National Herald on the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council.
18.02.2016 14:19

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodox and Catholics must learn to act as brothers and not as competitors

Metropolitan Hilarion: Orthodox and Catholics must learn to act as brothers and not as competitors On February 12, 2016, the first ever meeting between the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and the Pope, which had remained on the agenda of relations between the two Churches for 20 years, took place in Havana.
13.02.2016 19:08

Metropolitan Hilarion: Nowadays, when the faithful of the Orthodox and the Catholic Churches are facing the same challenges, it is important to learn how to act not like competitors, but like allies

Metropolitan Hilarion: Nowadays, when the faithful of the Orthodox and the Catholic Churches are facing the same challenges, it is important to learn how to act not like competitors, but like allies On 13 February 2016, in an interview to Russia-24 TV Channel, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, spoke about the significance of the meeting held by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis at Havana’s international airport.
13.01.2016 13:54

Metropolitan Hilarion: Sacrificial love makes human existence meaningful

Metropolitan Hilarion: Sacrificial love makes human existence meaningful At these Christmas days, I would like to recall that at the heart of our religious tradition is a very unique, special person, with no similar one in the history – Jesus Christ.
30.12.2015 16:05

Metropolitan Hilarion: possibility of convening Pan-Orthodox Council raises doubts

Metropolitan Hilarion: possibility of convening Pan-Orthodox Council raises doubts At the request of the Synodal Department for Church-Society and Media Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, gave a brief summary of some events in 2015, and shared his expectations for the coming year.
03.08.2015 16:54

Metropolitan Nifon of Târgovişte: Prince Vladimir is truly equal to the Apostles

Metropolitan Nifon of Târgovişte: Prince Vladimir is truly equal to the Apostles Metropolitan Nifon of Târgovişte led a delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the celebrations in Moscow, marking the millennium of the blessed demise of the Holy Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles. On the eve of the commemoration day of the Baptizer of Rus’ the Romanian hierarch gave an interview to the…
11.02.2015 16:48

Metropolitan Hilarion: To create an environment favorable for immigrants is a common task for the Church and the state

Metropolitan Hilarion: To create an environment favorable for immigrants is a common task for the Church and the state On February 8, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as anchorman of the Church and the World program on Russia-24 NV network hosted the head of the Federal Migration Service Directorate for Promoting Integration, Ms Tatiana A. Bazhan.
17.10.2014 11:54

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Vatican Radio

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to Vatican Radio Answering questions from the interviewer, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, attending the plenary session of the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Catholic Bishops as representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, spoke on the Christian understanding of the institution…
17.09.2014 21:12

Interview of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to Interfax news agency

Interview of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to Interfax news agency "At a time when we are discussing our theological differences, thousands of Christians – Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant – are shedding blood for the faith in Christ. Such representative gathering as the Joint Commission assembled in Amman cannot stand aside from their suffering and should raise its authoritative voice in their…
17.08.2014 23:02

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church bears special responsibility today

Metropolitan Hilarion: the Church bears special responsibility today After the enthronement celebration at the Kiev Laura of the Caves, during which Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk voiced a patriarchal letter of recognition to the new Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, he shared his thoughts about the mission of the Church in…
14.08.2014 12:21

Metropolitan Hilarion: responsibility placed on Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church is as great as never before

Metropolitan Hilarion: responsibility placed on Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox Church is as great as never before Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, has made the following comment to the UNIAN news agency on the election of the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine by the Bishops’ Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which took place on August 13
05.08.2014 16:15

Metropolitan Hilarion: Middle East and Ukraine – parts of the same strategy

Metropolitan Hilarion: Middle East and Ukraine – parts of the same strategy The causes of the wide spread of radical Islamist ideologies and ways of solving the problem; the military conflicts in the Middle East as related to the escalation of violence in Ukraine; the fate of the kidnapped Metropolitans of Syria are subjects of the interview given to RIA-Novosti by the…
03.06.2014 19:44

Metropolitan Hilarion: In today’s society the voice of the Church often becomes a voice crying in the wilderness

Metropolitan Hilarion: In today’s society the voice of the Church often becomes a voice crying in the wilderness Before the beginning of the 4th Orthodox-Catholic Forum on Religion and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe to take place from June 2 to 5, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, answered questions from Byelorussian journalists.
29.04.2014 15:44

Metropolitan Hilarion: Persecutions against Christians are unprecedented

Metropolitan Hilarion: Persecutions against Christians are unprecedented The events in Ukraine have diverted the world community’s attention from the global problem of persecution against Christians, steadily growing in many parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and Africa. One in four Christians in the world is subjected to persecution today.
04.04.2014 0:02

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register
17.03.2014 17:10

“In preparation since 1961”

“In preparation since 1961” As the preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council planned to take place in 2016 in Istanbul have been intensified, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, explains to the readers of Ogoniok, a socio-political weekly, why a meeting of all the Orthodox Churches is needed.