On 7 July 2018, in Bari, Italy, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the meeting of the heads and representatives of the Christian Churches and communities over the situation of Christians in Middle East.
On July 1-2, 2018, the festivities marking the 500th anniversary since St. Maxim the Greek of Vatopedi Monastery arrived in Russia took place on Holy Mount Athos. In 1518, monk Maxim came to Moscow at a request of Grand Prince Vasili III to translate and edit religious books.
On June 26-28, the 24th International Theological Conference on Gospel and Mission According to St. Paul took place in Veria, Greece. The conference traditionally brings together prominent Orthodox theologians from around the world.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Panteleimon of Veroia, Naousa and Campania and to the organizers and participants in the 24th International Academic Conference on Gospel and Mission According to St. Paul, which took place…
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.
Commenting on the final declaration of the IAO meeting, the IAO president S. Gavrilov, chairman of the State Duma committee for developing the civil society and for the affairs of public of religious associations, said, ‘In adopting the declaration, the opinions of all the IAO members were taken into account,…
On 2 July 2018, Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in East and South-East Asia, met with Mr. Andrei Tatarinov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Singapore.
Among the worshippers were members of the international community of the Moscow Patriarchate in Singapore.
Bishop Rentzing told about the activities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, noting the importance of teaching the basics of the Holy Scripture and faith at schools in this federal state of Germany.
On June 30, 2019, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in East and South-East Asia, celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the church of Our Lady of Iveron in Manila.