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16.02.2020 14:24

Pilgrims from Lebanon visit Damascus

Pilgrims from Lebanon visit Damascus On 15 February 2020, the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple was celebrated at the Damascus representation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Numerous Orthodox pilgrims came to Damascus from Lebanon for the celebration.
13.02.2020 20:12

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk completes his visit to Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk completes his visit to Rome On 13th February 2020, after his meeting with Pope Francis, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited Libreria Romani book store in Rome, where the Italian edition of his books – Volumes 2 and 6 of the series Jesus Christ. His Life…
13.02.2020 16:04

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis On 13th February 2020, at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pope Francis.
13.02.2020 1:11

Conference in Rome devoted to 4th anniversary of meeting between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Conference in Rome devoted to 4th anniversary of meeting between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia The event was presided over by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
12.02.2020 17:59

Joint Working Group for Cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Holy See in Rome

Joint Working Group for Cooperation between Russian Orthodox Church and Holy See in Rome The meeting summed up the work of the Joint Working Group for the past period.
12.02.2020 16:42

DECR Vice-chairman meets with Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s chargé d’affaires ad interim

DECR Vice-chairman meets with Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s chargé d’affaires ad interim They discussed matters of mutual concern, in particular, prospects for the development of pilgrimage to the place of the Baptism of the Lord on the Jordan River and other holy places and sights in Jordan.
11.02.2020 22:31

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity They discussed the current status of relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church and paid special attention to fostering the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue being held by the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church.
11.02.2020 14:45

DECR secretary for interreligious relations meets with deputy head of Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader

DECR secretary for interreligious relations meets with deputy head of Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader On 11 February 2020, a solemn reception was given at the residence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation on the occasion of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
10.02.2020 12:40

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East
10.02.2020 12:39

DECR chairman greets Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of enthronement

DECR chairman greets Primate of Orthodox Church of Antioch with anniversary of enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch John X of the Great Antioch and All the East on the anniversary of enthronement.