On September 28-October 2, 2018, the International Conference ‘The Holy Scriptures in the Changing World’ was held in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, sponsored by the United Bible Societies (UBS) with the participation of the Local Orthodox Churches and the Ancient Oriental Churches.
On 13 September 2018, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
The group arrived in Russia to attend a course of the Summer Institute organized by Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
On September 5, 2018, the 26th International Symposium on Orthodox Spirituality was opened at the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration in Bose under the theme ‘Discernment and the Christian Life’.
On 27 August 2018, the eve of the Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
A delegation of the clergy and laity of the Roman Catholic Church visited the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
On August 19, 2018, the Day of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with a group of Christian figures from Switzerland.
On 15 August 2018, a group of Catholic pilgrims from Portugal, led by Rev. António Vaz Pinto, rector of the Church of St. Roch in Lisbon, visited the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations.
On August 7, 2018, with a blessing of the dean of the Patriarchal Parishes in Thailand and the Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand, Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), a working group visited the Ban Huai Sua village in the Tanah Seri Hills on the Thailand–Myanmar border.
On 18 July 2018, the centenary of the martyrdom in Alapayevsk of the Venerable Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth, the head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.