On June 23, 2016, the Russian part of the Council for Interreligious Cooperation under the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
Statement of the Interreligious Council in Russia
On 31 May 2016, an international conference on Religions Against Terrorism, organized by the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, took place in Astana.
A reception on the occasion of the forthcoming Day of Slavonic Literature and Culture and the Nameday of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was held at the refectory chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
On 19 May 2016, a grand meeting on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) took place at the ‘Danilovsky’ hotel complex in Moscow.
A delegation of Russian parliamentarians, members of the inter-factional group for defending Christian values, was on a visit to Syria from April 9 to 12, 2016. It included S. Gavrilov (State Duma), A. Yuschenko (Council of the Federation and State Duma), D. Sablin (Council of the Federation), and Ms. N.…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh…
On March 23, 2016, a conference was opened in Nalchik, the capital of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, as part of an enlarged session of the Public Council of the North Caucasus Federal Region (NCFR).
The section for interreligious contacts of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations is reorganized into the secretariat for interreligious relations with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.
On March 10, 2016, the Presidium of the Interreligious Council in Russia ICR) held its first meeting this year at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) in Moscow.