Interreligious relations

31.01.2019 22:36

Solemn act devoted to Local Council of Russian Orthodox Church and patriarchal enthronement at State Kremlin Palace

Solemn act devoted to Local Council of Russian Orthodox Church and patriarchal enthronement at State Kremlin Palace On January 31, 2019, a solemn act devoted to the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church and the enthronement of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, took place at the Grand Hall of the State Kremlin Palace with the participation of…
30.01.2019 13:25

DECR chairman meets with Bishop of Serbian Orthodox Church

DECR chairman meets with Bishop of Serbian Orthodox Church On 29 May 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Nikšić, Serbian Orthodox Church, who arrived in Moscow to take part in the international conference on ‘Violation of the rights of believers in Ukraine.’
16.01.2019 13:49

A boarding school in Damascus receives aid from Russian religious communities

A boarding school in Damascus receives aid from Russian religious communities The administration of the Damascus boarding school for children of deceased Syrian servicemen sent a letter to the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, expressing their gratitude for the aid delivered to the school before the New Year celebrations.
07.12.2018 9:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs jubilee session of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs jubilee session of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia On 6 December 2018, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia (ICR) held a grand meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of this organization. The session was chaired by the ICR Chairman Emeritus, His Holiness…
18.11.2018 23:15

Delegation headed by Metropolitan Hilarion brings humanitarian aid to boarding school in Syria

Delegation headed by Metropolitan Hilarion brings humanitarian aid to boarding school in Syria Headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the delegation that was in Damascus from November 17 to 18, 2018, brought a consignment of humanitarian supply including winter clothes and toys to the boarding school for children of fallen servicemen in Damascus.
18.11.2018 21:37

Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference

Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference On November 17, 2018, a conference of the heads and high-ranking representatives of traditional religious communities in Syria and the interreligious delegation from Russia, headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), took place at the main hall of the Patriarchate…
18.11.2018 17:19

DECR chairman meets with Grand Mufti of Syria

DECR chairman meets with Grand Mufti of Syria On November 17, 2018, during his visit to Damascus, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun.
18.11.2018 16:03

(Russian) Состоялась встреча председателя ОВЦС с министром по делам вакуфов Сирии

(Russian) Состоялась встреча председателя ОВЦС с министром по делам вакуфов Сирии On 17 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic and met with the Minister, Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed.
22.10.2018 18:43

DECR representatives take part in the presentation of the annual report on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Intolerance in Today’s World prepared by the Russian Association for Protection of Religious Freedom

DECR representatives take part in the presentation of the annual report on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Intolerance in Today’s World prepared by the Russian Association for Protection of Religious Freedom On 22 October 2018, the presentation of the annual report on the Freedom of Conscience and Religious Intolerance in Today’s World prepared by the Russian Association for Protection of Religious Freedom took place at the Press Centre of the Russia Today international news agency.
17.10.2018 23:31

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attends “Bridges of Peace” meeting in Bologna

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church attends “Bridges of Peace” meeting in Bologna The “Bridges of Peace” international forum took place in Bologna, Italy, on October 14-16, 2018. The annual meeting is sponsored by the Catholic community of Sant’Egidio.