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01.06.2018 11:52

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of Slovenia to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Ambassador of Slovenia to Russia On 1 June 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Primež Šeligo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Russian Federation, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Russia.
31.05.2018 12:48

Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On May 30, 2018, Pope Francis of Rome met at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican with delegations of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Italian Bishops’ Conference, who gathered together for the Russian-Italian dialogue to discuss church pilgrimage as parts of civil societies.
29.05.2018 9:40

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads church delegation at second meeting of working group of Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk leads church delegation at second meeting of working group of Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church in Italy On 28 May 2018, the second meeting of the working group of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Italy took place in Rome, Italy, within the framework of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum.
27.05.2018 20:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: It is none of concerns of the secular authorities to dictate to the Church which form of existence she is to choose

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: It is none of concerns of the secular authorities to dictate to the Church which form of existence she is to choose Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, in his interview to an NTV correspondent spoke of the situation that has arisen in Ukraine in connection with the initiative put forward by the Ukrainian authorities to create an autocephalous Church in Ukraine.
25.05.2018 13:08

Primate of Serbian Church completes his visit to Moscow

Primate of Serbian Church completes his visit to Moscow The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was accompanied on his visit by Bishop Irinej of Bačka; Archimandrite Isihije (Rogič), abbot of the Kovilj Monastery, Bishop elect of Mohač; Deacon Aleksandar Prascevič, head of the Patriarchal Office; and Mr. Dejan Nakič, personal secretary to the Patriarch and director of the…
24.05.2018 17:51

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej attend concert performed on Red Square on the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej attend concert performed on Red Square on the Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture On 24 May 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia arrived in the Red Square after the Divine Liturgy they celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to attend a festive concert dedicated to the Day of Slavonic Literature…
24.05.2018 16:19

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius On 24 May 2018, the commemoration day of Ss Cyril and Methodius Equal-to-the-Apostles and Teachers of the Slavs, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
23.05.2018 19:02

Archpriest Nikolay Balashov: There is a consensus on the principal points of granting autocephaly

Archpriest Nikolay Balashov: There is a consensus on the principal points of granting autocephaly The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has stated its intention to discuss with all the Local Orthodox Churches the appeal made to it by Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko to create an autocephalous Church in Ukraine.
23.05.2018 16:14

Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church

Patriarch Kirill meets with Primate of Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill underscored the significance of the contribution made by Patriarch Irenaeus and the whole Serbian Church to the unity of Orthodoxy, saying, ‘We will honour you as a prize-winner, and on the eve of this event I would like to meet you to exchange opinions concerning some important matters’.
23.05.2018 14:30

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan The participants in the meeting discussed various issues pertaining to the life of the Japanese Orthodox Church.
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