The hierarch of the Church of Jerusalem conveyed best wishes from His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.
On July 13, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the new Russian Ambassador to Romania V. I. Kuznetsov.
On 12 July 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Leaders of the Apostles, Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Church of Ss…
On July 8, 2016, the eve of the Day of the Tikvin Icon of the Mother of God, the chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, celebrated All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption at the Assumption Monastery of Our Lady of Tikhvin.
On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with a delegation the Catholic foundation Urbi et Orbi led by Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor-in-chief of the Inside the Vatican magazine, at the DECR.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expressed his compassion and support to the relatives and spiritual children of Father Rafael.
In the course of a friendly talk, they exchanges views concerning Christian-Islamic relationships and discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and the grave situation of Christians in the region.
Among the topics they discussed in their talk were relationships between the Russian and Polish Orthodox Churches and bilateral contacts between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Roman Catholic Church, with a new impetus given to them in August 2012 by the Joint Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow…
On July 7, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with Macedonia’s ambassador to Russia Goce Karajanov.
On July 5, 2016, Mr. S. Naryshkin, chairman of the Russian Federation State Duma, visited Holy Mount Athos.
On July 66, 2016, Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ives Rossier.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the terrorist attack in Istanbul. On June 28, two blasts hit Istanbul’s international airport. According to the latest reports, 41 people were killed and 239 injured.
In his letter to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople expressed condolences upon the tragic events on Syamozero in Karelia involving the death of fourteen people including thirteen children. The search for one more child continues.
On June 23, 2016, the Russian part of the Council for Interreligious Cooperation under the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development met at the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to His Holiness Mar Ignatios Aphrem II, Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the terrorist attack at Al-Qamishli in Syria.
The Khmer version of the Divine Liturgy has come out in Cambodia. In addition to the text of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, the book also contains the prayers before and after the Holy Communion.
The Round Table on ‘Why the Council on Crete has not become a Pan-Orthodox Council?’ took place at the ‘Russia Today’ International Multimedia Press Centre on June 17, 2016.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk gave an interview to the RIA Novosti.