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29.12.2017 22:12

Condolences sent by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church to Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II over the attack of militants on a Coptic church in Cairo

Condolences sent by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church to Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II over the attack of militants on a Coptic church in Cairo His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has extended condolences to Patriarch of the Coptic Church Tawadros II over the attack on the church of St. Mina in a Cairo’s suburb committed on December 29.
29.12.2017 22:11

DECR chairman’s condolences over attack on the Coptic church of St. Mina in Cairo

DECR chairman’s condolences over attack on the Coptic church of St. Mina in Cairo Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk called the attack a dastard and cynical crime. As a result of the attack, nine people were killed and several more people were wounded.
28.12.2017 12:02

Patriarch Kirill chairs the last 2017 session of Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod

Patriarch Kirill chairs the last 2017 session of Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its last session in 2017 in the St. Daniel monastery in Moscow. It is chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
26.12.2017 19:52

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs DECR Board meeting

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk chairs DECR Board meeting On 26 December 2017, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, a meeting of the DECR Board was held under the chairmanship of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.
26.12.2017 14:21

Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate attends celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of enthronement of Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya of All Georgia

Delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate attends celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of enthronement of Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya of All Georgia On 25 December 2017, the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrated the 40th anniversary of enthronement of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia.
26.12.2017 12:10

Supreme Church Council holds its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Supreme Church Council holds its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On 26 December, at the Hall of the Supreme Church Council of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church began its last session in 2017 under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
26.12.2017 9:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Catholic-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Catholic-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement.
26.12.2017 9:25

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement

DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the 40th anniversary of his enthronement Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent the following greeting to His Holiness and Beatitude Catholics-Patriarch Iliya II of Georgia with the 40th anniversary of his enthronement
25.12.2017 17:22

Patriarch Kirill meets with Zakharchenko, Pasechnik and Medvedchuk

Patriarch Kirill meets with Zakharchenko, Pasechnik and Medvedchuk His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Alexander Zakharchenko, Leonid Pasechnik and Viktor Medvedchuk at the synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
25.12.2017 14:38

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic visits Moscow representation of Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic visits Moscow representation of Serbian Orthodox Church In the course of his working visit to Russia, President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia visited the Ss Peter and Paul church at the Yauza Gates, the Moscow representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
25.12.2017 13:02

Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds its regular session

Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church holds its regular session On 21 December 2017, a regular session of the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church took place at the Kievan Lavra of the Caves under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine.
25.12.2017 10:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates heads of non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates heads of non-Orthodox Churches on the Nativity of Christ His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Christmas greeting to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches.
25.12.2017 10:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches

DECR chairman sends Christmas greetings to the heads of the non-Orthodox Churches Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent Christmas greetings.
23.12.2017 10:39

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in interreligious conference in Baku

Delegation of Russian Orthodox Church takes part in interreligious conference in Baku On 21 December 2017, an international forum entitled “2017 – Year of Islamic Solidarity: Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue” took place in the capital of Azerbaijan. The meeting was organized by the Caucasus Muslims Board with the assistance of the authorities of Azerbaijan.
22.12.2017 12:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia On 22 December 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR)- met with H.E. Boyko Kotzev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation.
22.12.2017 12:02

DECR chairman meets with the Ambassador of Portugal to Russia

DECR chairman meets with the Ambassador of Portugal to Russia On 22 December 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Portuguese Republic to the Russian Federation.
19.12.2017 22:12

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Bari

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visits Bari On December 18-19, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), visited Bari, Italy, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
17.12.2017 15:30

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania with his Name Day

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel of Romania with his Name Day His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
17.12.2017 15:25

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Romanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day

DECR chairman sends greetings to Primate of Romanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, greeted His Beatitude Daniel, Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrudgea, Patriarch of Romania, with his Name Day.
16.12.2017 20:18

Patriarch’s greeting to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with anniversary of his enthronement

Patriarch’s greeting to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with anniversary of his enthronement His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland with the anniversary of his enthronement.
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