DECR Chairman

16.02.2020 23:09

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over annual grand meeting at St. Nicholas Seminary in Ugresha, Moscow Region, and opens a conference dedicated to St. Nicholas of Japan

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over annual grand meeting at St. Nicholas Seminary in Ugresha, Moscow Region, and opens a conference dedicated to St. Nicholas of Japan On 16th February 2020, St. Nicholas Theological Seminary in Ugresha, Moscow Region, held a grand meeting on the occasion of the commemoration day of St. Nicholas the Enlightener of Japan, Equal-to-the-Apostles. Timed to the feast day was also an International Church and Historical Conference on Spiritual Heritage of St. Nicholas…
16.02.2020 22:42

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Japan’s ambassador

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Japan’s ambassador They discussed practical matters of cooperation, in particular, preparations for a visit of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia to Japan to take place in autumn 2020.
13.02.2020 20:12

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk completes his visit to Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk completes his visit to Rome On 13th February 2020, after his meeting with Pope Francis, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Libreria Romani book store in Rome, where the Italian edition of his books – Volumes 2 and 6 of the series Jesus Christ. His Life…
13.02.2020 16:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On 13th February 2020, at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pope Francis.
13.02.2020 1:11

Conference in Rome devoted to 4th anniversary of meeting between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Conference in Rome devoted to 4th anniversary of meeting between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia The event was presided over by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
12.02.2020 17:59

Joint Working Group for Cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Holy See in Rome

Joint Working Group for Cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Holy See in Rome The meeting summed up the work of the Joint Working Group for the past period.
11.02.2020 22:31

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity They discussed the current status of relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church and paid special attention to fostering the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue being held by the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
10.02.2020 12:39

DECR chairman greets Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of enthronement

DECR chairman greets Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East on the anniversary of enthronement.
01.02.2020 16:40

Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the 11th anniversary of enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the 11th anniversary of enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 1st February 2020, the 11th anniversary of his enthronement, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was vested in his enthronement robes.
30.01.2020 12:42

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence On 30 January 2020, a plenary session of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church opened in the Hall of Church Councils at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.