The DECR chairman conveyed to the honorary pontiff best regards from Patriarch Kirill. During their talk, in which Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, participated, they touched upon a number of topics including the Orthodox-Catholic theological dialogue, as well as the situation in Ukraine.
On 6 June 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Syrian Catholic Church, Mor Ignatius Joseph III Younan, who was on a visit to St. Petersburg and Moscow together…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the head of the Walk Free foundation
On April 23, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, and the head of the Australian human rights organization “Walk Free”, Mr. Andrew Forrest, at the DECR.
On April 14, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), currently in Spain with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.