His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia expressed his sincere condolences over the tragic death of 71 people in the crash of the Saratov Airlines An-148 jet, which occurred in the Moscow Region on 11 February 2018.
Answering questions from Romfea, a Greek church news agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), spoke on a number of issues concerning inter-Orthodox relations, the situation in the Middle East and the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
On February 12, 2018, the second anniversary of the Havana meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis of Rome, an international conference devoted to the situation of Christians in the Middle East took place in Vienna.
On 12 February 2018, the second anniversary of the meeting in Havana between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis, an international conference on the plight of Christians in the Middle East took place in Vienna, Austria. Among the keynote speakers was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman…
His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia has sent a message expressing to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia his condolences over the tragedy that happened in the sky outside Moscow.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), visited the Russian Federation embassy in Austria.
His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, has sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, expressing gratitude for the hospitality accorded him during his recent visit to Moscow last December.
On 9 February 2018, Diplomat’s Day was celebrated at the Holy Apostle Peter and Righteous Tabitha Metochion in Jaffa. At the grave of the Vice-Consul of the Russian Empire, Vladimir Timofeyev, buried behind the church’s sanctuary, Archimandrite Alexander (Yelisov), head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, celebrated requiem litiya…
On February 9, 2018, Archbishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the Diocese of Berlin and Germany, met with H.E. Sergei Nechayev, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Federal Republic of Germany.
The tradition of the Lord Mayor’s meetings with leaders of religious communities goes back to the 18th century. Representatives of many different religions are invited to these meetings in the capital of Great Britain.