On 3-5 February 2018, the 12th International Educational Sretensky Readings on ‘Rule of Faith and Image of Humility. Historical Role and Spiritual Feat of Bishop’s Ministry’ were held in Helsinki (Finland).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece on the 10th anniversary of his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Archbishop Ieronymos on the 10th anniversary of his election to the throne of Archbishops of Athens and All Greece.
The meeting took place at the Nunciature in Damascus on 5 February 2018.
On 5 February 2018, the delegation of the Interreligious working group of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations continued its visit to Syria.
Concelebrating with the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church were Archpriest Vitaly Tarasyev, rector of the Russian Representation in Belgrade, and clergy of the Belgrade archdiocese.
Following an arson attack on the Church of St. Vladimir in Lvov, which occurred on February 3, 2018, Archbishop Philaret of Lvov and Galich keeps receiving letters from hierarchs of the Local Orthodox Churches.
On February 4, 2018, the delegation of the interreligious working group under the Russian President’s Council carried out a major action for distribution of humanitarian aid to suffering people in Syria.
During the night of February 3, 2018, radically minded people set on fire the Holy Prince Vladimir church in the Sikhovsky housing block in Lvov, Ukraine.
On 3 February 2018, a delegation of the Working Group for Rendering Aid to the People of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations began its visit to Syria and Lebanon, which will be completed on February 9.