On 10-14 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), visited Washington, D.C., to take part in the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. Metropolitan Hilarion also met with the U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence and various religious leaders of the…
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…
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...
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.
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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
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.