Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with the newly appointed ambassador of Cuba to Russia, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver Portal.
The Interreligious Council in Russia has issued a statement on the attack made on February 18, 2018, against believers who were coming out of the St. George church in Kizlyar. As a result of the shooting opened by a criminal five women were killed and several people were wounded.
DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Portuguese ambassador to Russia Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, at the parish house of the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya Ordynka.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russian expressed condolences to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani over the crash of passenger airliner on February 18, 2018, in the Isfahan province. There were 66 people on board; they all died.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
In his message to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude on his Name Day.
On 16 February 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Mr. Jean-Frederic Poisson, president of the Christian Democratic Party of France.
On 15 February 2018, Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, after the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist in-the-Woods, a ceremony of handing over of the certificate of state accreditation to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies took place…
On 15 February 2018, at the Throne Hall of the Patriarchal Chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, at the Patriarchal residence in St. Daniel monastery in Moscow.