Inter-Christian relations

13.03.2014 15:16

DECR chairman sends greetings to Pope Francis on the occasion of first anniversary of his election to the chair of Bishops of Rome

DECR chairman sends greetings to Pope Francis on the occasion of first anniversary of his election to the chair of Bishops of Rome Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Pope Francis on the occasion of the anniversary of his election to the chair of Bishops of Rome.
26.02.2014 21:08

Leaders of Christian Churches from thirteen countries call to peace in Ukraine

Leaders of Christian Churches from thirteen countries call to peace in Ukraine Statement by the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee on the situation in Ukraine
26.02.2014 20:33

Participants in plenary session of Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee discuss the problem of orphanhood and crisis of family institution

Participants in plenary session of Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee discuss the problem of orphanhood and crisis of family institution The 4th plenary session of the Christian Interconfessional Consultative Committee took place in St. Petersburg on February 26, 2014. Acting as its moderators were co-chairmen of the Committee: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, head of the Roman Catholic…
23.02.2014 13:04

Session of Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of England takes place

They discussed cooperation between the two Churches, for instance, the education of students from the Russian Church in the universities of Great Britain. The Russian side expressed its willingness to admit British students into the theological schools of the Russian Orthodox Church, for instance, into the Ss Cyril and Methodius…
22.02.2014 13:08

‘Traditional Values in an Era of Globalization’ Symposium takes place in London

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, presented a report on the “Christian Values in an Age of Globalization.”
22.02.2014 13:07

Presentation by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk Chairman of the Department of External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate at the ‘Christian Values In An Age of Globalization’ Symposium London, 21 February 2014

An international symposium took place at the ‘Rossotrudnichestvo’ office in London on February 21, 2014.
20.02.2014 15:47

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with hierarch of Assyrian Church of the East

On 20 February 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Metropolitan Mar Gewargis of Baghdad and all Iraq (the Assyrian Church of the East). The meeting took place at the DECR premises.
04.02.2014 9:45

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President of the Italian Episcopal Conference

On 3rd February 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), visited Genoa with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and met with Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Italian Episcopal Conference.
18.01.2014 14:21

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attends Metropolitan Anthony of Mexico’s name-day celebrations

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attends Metropolitan Anthony of Mexico’s name-day celebrations On January 17, 2014, a solemn celebration was held at St. Peter’s of the Mexican Metropolis of the Patriarchate of Antioch on the occasion of the name-day of Metropolitan Anthony of Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean Islands (Patriarchate of Antioch).
17.01.2014 17:33

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church take part in WCC Ecumenical Consultation on Syria

Representatives of Russian Orthodox Church take part in WCC Ecumenical Consultation on Syria On 15-17 January 2014, a consultation on Syria took place at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Taking part in the consultation, initiated by the WCC Secretary General, Rev. Dr. Olav Fukse Tveit, were representatives of the WCC member Churches and the Roman Catholic Church.
17.01.2014 11:25

DECR chairman meet with the Catholic primate of Mexico

On January 16, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with the Catholic primate of Mexico, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico, at the archbishop’s private residence.
16.01.2014 10:10

DECR chairman meets with Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

DECR chairman meets with Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico On 15th January 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), currently on a visit to Mexico with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Carlos Alberto de Icaza…
15.01.2014 12:46

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk starts his working visit to Mexico

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk starts his working visit to Mexico At Bento Juarez international airport he was met by Archbishop Justinian, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the USA, Bishop Alexis of Mexico (Orthodox Church in America), Russian ambassador E. Malayan, clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church in Mexico and the USA and Russian diplomats in Mexico City.
26.12.2013 23:57

Position of the Moscow Patriarchate on the problem of primacy in the Universal Church

Position of the Moscow Patriarchate on the problem of primacy in the Universal Church The problem of primacy in the Universal Church has been repeatedly raised during the work of the Joint International Commission on Theological Dialogue Between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
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