On 13 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vitězslav Pivoňka, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation.
The participants discussed various aspects of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ministry during the period since the 22nd meeting of the group, including common efforts of the Church and the state for overcoming humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II of New Justiniana and All Cyprus on the anniversary of his Primatial ministry and the commemoration day of his heavenly patron, St. John Chrysostom.
On November 7, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Russia, Ms. Sylvie Bermann.
The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has given an interview to the Serbian Politika daily.
(Russian) В интервью итальянскому агентству SIR председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион рассказал о ситуации, которая сложилась в связи с антиканоническими шагами Константинопольского Патриархата, из-за которых Священный Синод Русской Православной Церкви признал невозможным продолжение евхаристического общения с ним.
The 2nd All-Russia Academic Conference on Theology in the Present-Day Academia held its final session at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in cooperation with the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
On November 3, 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with the head of the Republic of Cuba, Chairman of the State Council and Council of Ministers Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez.
On 3 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with a delegation of the Lebanese Kataeb (Phalange) Party and its leader Mr. Sami Gemayel.
On November 1, 2018, an international symposium on Theology in the Present-Day Academia took place at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.