On 28 June 2018, an exhibition entitled “Masterpieces of Bulgarian Church Art” opened at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
During his stay in Athens, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, gave in interview to the Greek Romfea new agency.
On 25 June 2018, the opening ceremony of the 25th annual Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy took place at the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens.
On June 25, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with the Russian Ambassador to Greece A. Maslov at the historic building of the Russian embassy in Athens.
On June 24, 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), arrived in Athens.
Concelebrating with Metropolitan Hilarion were archpriest Igor Zuyev, rector of the church; hieromonk Nikolai (Ono), inspector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies; hieromonk Kirill (Peregudin), a DECR staff member; and clerics of the church.
On 20 June 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria to Russia H. E. Johannes Eigner.
For already two months a lively discussion has not been subsiding around the prospects for creating in Ukraine the so-called ‘One Local Church’ – a project initiated by the president of that country, Petr Poroshenko, who has been strongly supported by nationalist politicians and schismatics.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, on his Name Day.