The discussion concerned problems involved in cooperation in the area of interreligious interaction.
On July 3, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relation (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-graduate Studies (CMI), met at the CMI with the Ambassador of Iran to Russia, Mr. Mehdi Sanaei.
On 28 May 2018, the second meeting of the working group of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Italy took place in Rome, Italy, within the framework of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum.
The Interreligious Council of Russia issued a statement over the attack on the Church of Archangel Michael in Grozny on 19 May 2018.
On 5-7 May 2018, the 11th meeting of the Joint Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue took place in the capital of Iran. This year its topic was Religion and Environment. The commission holds meetings once in two years alternately in Moscow and Tehran.
The 11th meeting of the Joint Russian-Iranian Commission for Dialogue ‘Orthodoxy-Islam’ took place on May 5-6, 2018, in Teheran. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greeting to the participants in the meeting.
On 25-30 March 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and on the instructions of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, visited Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the head of the Doha International Dialogue Center (DICID) and Qatar’s deputy minister of education, Prof. Ibrahim Al Naimi, at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI).
A regular meeting of the Interreligious Council of Russia (ICR) took place at the premises of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Moscow on March 27, 2018.
On 1 March 2018, an international round table on the Future of Christianity in the Middle East: Reality and Prognoses took place in Moscow.