September 6-9, 2015 – The annual forum ‘Prayer for Peace’, held by the Catholic Community of St. Egidio in various countries, took place in Tirana, Albania, under the theme ‘Peace Is Always Possible’.
On June 11, 2015, the Strategic Vision Group ‘Russia – Islamic World’ began its meeting in Moscow under the chairmanship of R. Minnikhanov, acting head of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The delegation led by D. Sablin, a member of the Russian Federation Council, was in Syria from May 25-28.
The Chinese and Russian participants spoke at length about the importance of contacts in religious sphere for consolidation of relations between Russia and China and for friendship between the people of the two countries which was mentioned by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and President Xi…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with representatives of the Yezidi community in Russia.
The meeting took place at the Department for External Church Relations.
Metropolitan Hilarion spoke on the topic “Faith as Shaping Power and Basis of Civilizational Stability of the State”.
On 13 February 2015, Archbishop Feofilakt of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk arrived in Cambodia, accompanied by Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Kingdom of Thailand, and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, a staff member of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
On 31 October 20124, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Grand Mufti of Syria, Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun.
On 16 October 2014, the 2nd International Forum ‘Religion and Peace’, organized by the Department for Inter-Regional Cooperation, National Policy and Relations with Religious Organizations of Moscow, took place in Moscow.