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02.11.2017 16:00

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Eritrea to Russia On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Petros Tseggai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Eritrea to the Russian Federation.
02.11.2017 15:35

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness A joint conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in Germany on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness opened at the grand hall of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
01.11.2017 19:09

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Georgia

Metropolitan Hilarion visits Georgia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), made a working visit to Georgia, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
30.10.2017 14:57

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East October 30, 2017 – the second conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East opened at the Intercontinental Hotel in Athens. Its theme is ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East’. The first forum on this topic took place in…
30.10.2017 14:55

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East Athens

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East  Athens Presentation by Metropolitan HILARION of Volokolamsk Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department  for External Church Relations at the 2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East (Athens, 30 October 2017).
27.10.2017 20:04

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in divine service celebrated in Bucharest in commemoration of martyrs who suffered in the years of persecution

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill takes part in divine service celebrated in Bucharest in commemoration of martyrs who suffered in the years of persecution Church festivities are dedicated to the commemoration day of St. Demetrius of Basarbov, heavenly patron of Bucharest; to the memory of the martyrs and confessors who suffered under the theomachist regime in Romania; and to the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania. The Bulgarian…
26.10.2017 20:01

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Bucharest

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Bucharest During his visit, Patriarch Kirill will attend events held by the Romanian Orthodox Church as part of the Year of Memory for the Defenders of Orthodoxy during the atheistic regime in Romania. Among those invited to the events are heads and representatives of a number of Local Orthodox Churches who…
24.10.2017 22:11

Patriarch Kirill presides over meeting of Interreligious Council in Russia

Patriarch Kirill presides over meeting of Interreligious Council in Russia The presidium of the Interreligious Council in Russia (ICR) met at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.
22.10.2017 12:00

DECR chairman’s congratulations to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople on the next anniversary of his election to Patriarchal see

DECR chairman’s congratulations to Primate of Orthodox Church of Constantinople on the next anniversary of his election to Patriarchal see Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) has congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople on the next anniversary of his Patriarchal ministry.
20.10.2017 15:01

Metropolitan Hilarion visits the leading pedagogical university in Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion visits the leading pedagogical university in Russia On October 19, 2017, the National Day of the Lyceum Student, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), visited Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU).
19.10.2017 20:40

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the President of Croatia

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the President of Croatia On 19 October 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St.Daniel’s monastery.
16.10.2017 12:51

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union The 147th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union took place from October 14-18, 2017, in St. Petersburg. His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, addressed it on October 16.
13.10.2017 17:18

DECR chairman meets with head of Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DECR chairman meets with head of Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade On 13 October 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
12.10.2017 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians On 12 October 2017, an international consultation on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” began its work in Budapest (Hungary). With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, took part…
12.10.2017 19:02

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the conference on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis”

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the conference on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” On 12 October 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, took part in the opening of the international consultation in Budapest on the persecution of Christians.
10.10.2017 22:25

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, met with 250 students and a group of professors of Catholic general education schools run by the Society of Jesus in Rome, Turin,…
10.10.2017 13:18

DECR chairmen meets with Czech Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairmen meets with Czech Ambassador to Russia On 10 October 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR), met with H.E. Vladimir Remek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation.
09.10.2017 16:53

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne

DECR chairman sends greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, in which he congratulated him on the anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal throne.
09.10.2017 15:33

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his Nameday

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his Nameday Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
08.10.2017 23:07

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with members of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with members of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union On 8 October 2017, after the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Dormition of the Lavra of the Holy Trinity and St. Sergius, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with participants in the off-site session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches…
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