Inter-Christian relations

29.08.2017 15:17

A group of Catholic priests and students visits Department for External Church Relations

A group of Catholic priests and students visits Department for External Church Relations On 29 August 2017, a group of the Roman Catholic priests, studying at the Pontifical Universities in Rome and visiting Russia within the framework of the Summer Institute of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, visited the Department for External Church Relations.
28.08.2017 19:48

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption On August 28, 2017, the Day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the patriarchal Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin.
28.08.2017 15:40

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum On August 28, 2017, the 3d International Christian Forum was opened in Moscow. A message of greetings has been sent to the participants by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The message was voiced at the opening ceremony by Rev. Dimitry…
25.08.2017 7:38

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini On 24 August 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the 38th Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples organized by the “Communion and Liberation” Catholic association of laypeople in Rimini, Italy, on 20-26 August 2017.
23.08.2017 8:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State On 22 August 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
03.08.2017 20:10

Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy expresses concern for oppression of canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine

Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy expresses concern for oppression of canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine The conference was attended by delegations from 25 parliaments and parliamentary groups in various countries of the world.
31.07.2017 19:45

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church attends annual ceremony in commemoration of Russian prisoners of war who died in Slovenia during World War I

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church attends annual ceremony in commemoration of Russian prisoners of war who died in Slovenia during World War I On 27-31 July 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, led by Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut, visited the Republic of Slovenia.
28.07.2017 18:29

Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg

Patriarch Kirill meets with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg July 28, 2017 – His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a delegation of the Roman Catholic Church who were to accompany the relics of St. Nicholas from St. Petersburg to Bari, at the Golden Hall of the Metropolitan’s Chambers of the St. Alexander Nevsky Laura…
27.07.2017 23:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Koch in St. Petersburg

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Cardinal Koch in St. Petersburg On 27 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity who arrived to St. Petersburg as head of the delegation of the Roman Catholic Church to accompany the relics…
11.07.2017 10:49

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with delegation of Urbi et Orbi Foundation On 10 July 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, received a delegation of the Urbi et Orbi Catholic Foundation, led by Dr. Rober Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine.
05.07.2017 16:30

Patriarch Kirill meets Armenian ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets Armenian ambassador to Russia On July 5, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met Armenia’s newly assigned ambassador to Russia, Mr. Vardan S. Torganian, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel monastery.
03.07.2017 14:18

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk on archpastoral visit to Hungary

Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk on archpastoral visit to Hungary Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Budapest and Hungary, has completed his visit to Hungary.
02.07.2017 0:16

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the newly elected head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with the newly elected head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church On 1 July 2017, Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, met with His Beatitude Youssef I Absi, who was elected Greek Melkite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem.
30.06.2017 14:58

Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church holds its second session in Astana

Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church holds its second session in Astana On 27-29 June 2017, the second session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Coptic Church took place at the Religious, Cultural and Administrative Centre of the Kazakhstan metropolitan area in Astana.
26.06.2017 13:03

Roundtable discussion of joint humanitarian initiatives of the Russian religious communities takes place in Beirut

Roundtable discussion of joint humanitarian initiatives of the Russian religious communities takes place in Beirut On 23 June 2017, members of the working group for rendering humanitarian aid to the population of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations arrived in Beirut to hold consultations with representatives of the Syrian and Lebanese religious communities.
25.06.2017 14:48

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

DECR chairman sends greetings to new head of Melkite Greek Catholic Church In his message to His Beatitude Yousseff I Absi, Greek-Melkite Patriarch Elect of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, congratulated him on his election as new head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
23.06.2017 14:03

First consignment of humanitarian aid collected by Russian religious organizations was sent to Syria

First consignment of humanitarian aid collected by Russian religious organizations was sent to Syria On 22 June 2017, the first consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, collected with the assistance of the Working group of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
22.06.2017 19:34

Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk visits the Philippines

Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk visits the Philippines On 17-19 June 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the East and Southeast Asia, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative Secretariat, paid an archpastoral visit to the Philippines.
22.06.2017 7:24

DECR chairman meets with Coptic monastic delegation

DECR chairman meets with Coptic monastic delegation On 21 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with representatives of the monastic community of the Coptic Church.
18.06.2017 23:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of the Coptic Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of the Coptic Church On June 18, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the delegation of the monks of the Coptic Church at the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
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