Inter-Christian relations

07.05.2017 18:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation On 7 May 2017, at the parish of the ‘Joy of All Who Sorrow’ Icon of the Mother of God in Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
28.04.2017 12:01

Towards bringing the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker to Russia

Towards bringing the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker to Russia A part of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker will be brought from the Pontifical basilica in the city of Bari, Italy, to the Russian Orthodox Church to stay in it from May 21 to July 28, 2017.
26.04.2017 20:16

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee completes its 5th plenary session The plenary session on ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’ was moderated by the CICC co-chairmen
26.04.2017 14:08

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg

Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee holds its 5th plenary session in St. Petersburg On April 26, 2017, the Christian Inter-confessional Consultative Committee (CICC) has opened its 5th plenary session at the Constantin Palace in St. Petersburg under the theme ‘Faith and the Overcoming of Civil Confrontation: Lessons of the Century’.
26.04.2017 14:03

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee

Patriarch Kirill’s message of greetings to the Fifth Plenary Session of the Christian Inter-Confessional Consultative Committee The message was read out by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
18.04.2017 23:38

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Patriarch Kirill attends Easter reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs The event was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was welcomed by Russia’s minister of foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov.
16.04.2017 12:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches: Pope Francis, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Garegin II of All Armenians, Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church; Patriarch Aphrem II of the Syriac Church, and many others
16.04.2017 12:00

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the heads of non-Orthodox Churches with the feast of the Resurrection of Christ Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted Pope Francis; Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos Garegin II of All Armenians; Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury; Bishop Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strom, chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, and heads of other non-Orthodox…
09.04.2017 20:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attacks in Egypt

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terrorist attacks in Egypt The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed condolences over the terrorist attacks in Egypt, in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.
09.04.2017 20:09

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sends condolences over terrorist attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt Over thirty people fell victim to the terrorist attacks.
06.04.2017 13:13

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets for its regular session

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets for its regular session On 4-5 April, 2017, the Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ met for its regular session in St. Petersburg. The meeting was devoted to the theme ‘Religious and Ethical Formation and Education in Today’s Russian and German Societies’.
05.04.2017 13:32

Patriarch of the Maronite Church meets with delegation of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

Patriarch of the Maronite Church meets with delegation of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society On 3 April 2017, the Patriarch of the Maronite Church, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, received in his residence in Bkerké, Lebanon, a delegation of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society led by Mr. Sergei Stepashin.
30.03.2017 19:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with LWF Vice President Discussed at the meeting was the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Academic cooperation between theological educational institutions of the Moscow Patriarchate and the educational centers in Germany was also discussed.
24.03.2017 19:02

Restoration of the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre completed

Restoration of the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre completed On 22 March 2017, an official ceremony marking the completion of restoration works within the Edicule took place at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
23.03.2017 17:14

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow

Working group for cultural cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church meets for a regular session in Moscow On March 23, 2017, the Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church held its annual meeting at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
17.03.2017 13:38

Delegation of heads of social services of the Coptic Church visits Moscow

Delegation of heads of social services of the Coptic Church visits Moscow On March 11-17, 2017, a delegation of the Coptic Church visited Moscow to get acquainted with social service of the Moscow Patriarchate.
09.03.2017 12:31

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of Protestant Agency for Diakonia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the head of Protestant Agency for Diakonia On 9 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, head of the Protestant Agency for Diakonia and Development (PADD) in Germany, who has arrived in Russia to look at the social service projects carried out…
08.03.2017 12:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with WCC General Secretary

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with WCC General Secretary On 7 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Rev.Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
08.03.2017 12:30

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians On 7 March 2017, an international top-level conference on Mutual Respect and Peaceful Coexistence as a Condition of Interreligious Peace and Stability: Supporting Christians and Other Communities took place in Geneva on the sidelines of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
22.02.2017 21:44

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Italian Bishops’ Conference

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with president of Italian Bishops’ Conference On February 22, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, at the DECR.
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