That same day, Metropolitan Hilarion met with Alexander Tolkach, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Hungary. They discussed issues of cooperation between Russia and Hungary and the life of the Russian-speaking diaspora in Hungary.
Metropolitan Hilarion noted the identity of views of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of Ingria on the role of Christianity in the contemporary secular society and underscored the necessity of protecting traditional Christian values. He highly appreciated the position of the Church of Ingria on many ethical and…
Representatives of the Syrian Catholic Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Chaldean Catholic Church told the DECR chairman of the situation of Christians in their country.
Discussed at the meeting were various aspects of cooperation among the Churches in culture and theological education.
At the beginning of the meeting, which was held in the atmosphere of mutual understanding, Metropolitan Hilarion conveyed greetings and best wishes from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Primate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Discussed was the present state of relations between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Attention was paid to the difficulties which the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue is facing.
On 10 November 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), who visited Lebanon in connection with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of consecration of Archbishop Nifon of Philippopolis, representative of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East to the…
On 30 September 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a hierarch of the Coptic Church, Bishop Serapion of Los Angeles.
On 25 September 2013, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Arcbishop Elisey of Sourozh attended the episcopal ordination of Canon Jonathan Goodall which took place in the main Cathedral of Westminster…
They had a warm talk on numerous issues of concern to both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.