Inter-Christian relations

24.04.2013 21:12

Reports on release of Christian hierarchs abducted in Syria prove to be false

Agence France-Presse and Reuters, and then other foreign news agencies and broadcasting companies reported that the kidnapped Christian hierarchs had been released and were on their way to or had just returned to Aleppo. Those reports were cited by the mass media in various countries, including Russia. However, authoritative sources…
23.04.2013 15:25

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends a message to the head of Syrian Orthodox Church with regard to abduction of two Christian hierarchs in Aleppo

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends a message to the head of Syrian Orthodox Church with regard to abduction of two Christian hierarchs in Aleppo In his message to Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas of the Syrian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his deep grief over the abduction of Metropolitan Boulos of Aleppo (Patriarchate of Antioch) and Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, head of the Syrian Orthodox…
23.04.2013 15:24

DECR chairman expresses condolences to the head of Syrian Orthodox Church over abduction of two hierarchs of Christian Churches of Syria

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sends a message to Patriarch Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas of the Syrian Orthodox Church, in which he notes that this extremist act is aimed to intimidate Syrian Christians and to expel them from their native…
23.04.2013 13:00

Statement by DECR Communication Service on kidnapping of Christian leaders of Aleppo

Statement by DECR Communication Service on kidnapping of Christian leaders of Aleppo On 22 April 2013, leaders of Christian communities of Aleppo, Metropolitan Boulos of Aleppo (Orthodox Church of Antioch) and Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim (Syriac Orthodox Church), were abducted in northeast Syria.
23.04.2013 12:45

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: We pray for the soonest return of hierarchs abducted in Syria

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: We pray for the soonest return of hierarchs abducted in Syria Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, made comments to the mass media concerning the abduction of hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Antioch and of the Syrian Orthodox Church
12.04.2013 19:41

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives H.E. Mahmoud Gamil Ahmed ElDieb, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to Russian Federation

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives H.E. Mahmoud Gamil Ahmed ElDieb, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt to Russian Federation On 12 April 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Mahmoud Gamil Ahmed ElDieb, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Russian Federation, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery. Taking part in the meeting was…
01.04.2013 12:25

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of Non-Orthodox Churches with Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of Non-Orthodox Churches with Easter His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Easter greeting to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches. Among his addressées are Pope Francis of Rome, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Praeses Nikolaus Schneider, president of the Council of the Evangelical…
01.04.2013 12:25

DECR chairman sends Easter greeting to the heads of Non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Easter greeting to the heads of Non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk sent the following Easter greeting to Pope Francis of Rome, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury, Praeses Nikolaus Schneider, president of the Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany, Dr. Kari Mäkinen, head of the Evangelical Lutheran…
27.03.2013 6:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill attend Sunday of Orthodoxy reception given by the Ambassador of Greece

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill attend Sunday of Orthodoxy reception given by the Ambassador of Greece On 26 March 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended reception given by H.E. Michael Spinellis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation, on the occasion of the Sunday of Orthodoxy celebrated on the first Sunday in Lent.
23.03.2013 21:36

Gift of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill is handed over to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

On 23 March 2013, Pope Francis of Rome met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo, papal summer residence. It was for the first time that after his election and enthronement the Pope of Rome visited his retired predecessor.