Inter-Christian relations

25.12.2013 16:26

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas greeting to heads of non-Orthodox Churches celebrating Christmas according to Gregorian Calendar

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas greeting to heads of non-Orthodox Churches celebrating Christmas according to Gregorian Calendar His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Christmas greetings to Pope Francis; Archbishop Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion; Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland; Praeses Nikolaus Schneider, President of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany; and to the…
25.12.2013 16:26

DECR chairman’s Christmas greeting to heads of non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman’s Christmas greeting to heads of non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Christian Churches. Among those whom he addressed were Pope Francis; Archbishop Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion; Archbishop Kari Mäkinen, head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church…
18.12.2013 23:57

Patriarch Kirill meets with president of Pontifical Council for Christian Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch

Patriarch Kirill meets with president of Pontifical Council for Christian Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch Welcoming his guest, the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church said, “I value an opportunity for direct communication and dialogue. I believe this dialogue is very important, especially at this stage in the life of our two Churches”.
18.12.2013 17:21

DECR chairman meets with Ordinary of Eastern Europe Armenian Catholics

Metropolitan Hilarion warmly welcomed the guest and told him about the state of Russian-Armenian relations.
17.12.2013 21:09

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch They discussed cooperation between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church in the Mixed Orthodox-Catholic Theological Commission and in the sphere of culture and students exchange.
17.12.2013 14:51

Metropolitan Hilarion completes his working visit to Hungary

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.
14.12.2013 9:58

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and Metropolitan Arsenius of Austria

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and Metropolitan Arsenius of Austria On 13th December 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, made a short stop in Vienna on his way to Budapest. He is to visit Hungary at the invitation of the Hungarian leadership and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill…
02.12.2013 20:18

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz Archbishop of Krakow

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz Archbishop of Krakow The sides discussed some questions of the past and present state of Orthodox-Catholic relations.
01.12.2013 12:50

Conference ‘The Future of Christianity in Europe. The Roles of Churches and Peoples of Poland and Russia’ completes its work in Warsaw

Conference ‘The Future of Christianity in Europe. The Roles of Churches and Peoples of Poland and Russia’ completes its work in Warsaw Prior to the final session, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and the retired Archbishop Henryk Muszyński, former Metropolitan of Gniezno and the Primate of Poland, were honoured with the award ‘For Merits in Promoting Tolerance-2013’, which the Tolerance Foundation gives to…
30.11.2013 22:42

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference Archbishop Jozef Michalik warmly welcomed his high guest at the building of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. He pointed to the great importance of the conference on “The Future of Christianity in Europe – The Role of Polish and Russian Churches and Nations”, for which Metropolitan Hilarion came to Poland.
29.11.2013 20:15

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at Russian-Polish conference on Future of Christianity in Europe – the Role of Polish and Russian Churches and Nations

Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at Russian-Polish conference on Future of Christianity in Europe – the Role of Polish and Russian Churches and Nations The DECR chairman’s key-speech was devoted to the theme “New Challenges to Christendom: Prospects for Churches’ Joint Actions”.
26.11.2013 14:43

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family They were joined in the meeting, which took place at Danilovskaya hotel, by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, and Prof. Adriano Roccucci, general secretary of the Community of Sant’Egidio.
25.11.2013 18:19

DECR chairman meets with Bishop Aarre Kuukauppi of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria

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…
18.11.2013 12:47

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with representatives of Iraqi Christian communities

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.
13.11.2013 20:43

Metropolitan Hilarion attends conference on protecting the family

Metropolitan Hilarion attends conference on protecting the family Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, opened the conference, addressing the problem of the globalization and the crisis of the family. Then Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the DECR, spoke on “The family, Christianity, society: Orthodox perspective”.
13.11.2013 20:31

Communiqué of the Conference “Orthodox and Catholics protecting the family together (Vatican, 13 November 2013)

The conference was opened with addresses by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
13.11.2013 11:30

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President of the Pontifical Council for Culture

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President of the Pontifical Council for Culture Discussed at the meeting were various aspects of cooperation among the Churches in culture and theological education.
12.11.2013 20:54

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis 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.
12.11.2013 20:32

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Cardinal Angelo Scola

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Cardinal Angelo Scola On 12 November 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan. They were joined in the meeting, which took place at the Patriarchal residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery, by Archbishop Paolo Pezzi of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God…
12.11.2013 20:10

Metropolitan Hilarion negotiates with President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Metropolitan Hilarion negotiates with President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity 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.
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