On 16 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with the Primate of the Coptic Church, His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II, at his residence in Cairo.
On 19 October 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican.
On October 18, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, met with the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unite, Cardinal Kurt Koch, within the framework of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church.
Bishop Rentzing told about the activities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, noting the importance of teaching the basics of the Holy Scripture and faith at schools in this federal state of Germany.
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.
Discussed during the meeting, which took place at the DECR premises, were the current agenda of relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Holy See as well as other issues of mutual interest.
On April 19, 2018, DECR chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had a meeting with the chaplain of St. Andrew in Moscow, Rev. Malcolm Rogers, at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations. Participating in the meeting were also Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, and Ph. Champion,…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the chairman-elect of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB), Petr V. Mitskevich, and the president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Ngweda Paul Msiza.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with Bishop Jonathan Goodall of Ebbsfleet, Church of England, at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk received the Holy See representative in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, after the Divine Liturgy at the parish house of the church of the Icon ‘The Joy to All the Afflicted’-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.