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31.08.2017 12:23

Religious communities in Russia find as successful the development of joint project for aid to Syrian population

Religious communities in Russia find as successful the development of joint project for aid to Syrian population August 30, 2017 – the interreligious working group for aid to the Syrian population under the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Association met for its regular session at the Moscow residence of the Armenian Apostolic Church’s Diocese of Russia and Novo-Nakhichevan.
30.08.2017 21:17

Patriarch Kirill meets with attendees of Third Summer Theological Institute for Catholic Priests

Patriarch Kirill meets with attendees of Third Summer Theological Institute for Catholic Priests His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the attendees of the Third Summer Theological Institute for Catholic Priests, at the Red Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow
30.08.2017 17:21

Representatives of Catholic Church familiarize themselves with work of Synodal Department for Charity

Representatives of Catholic Church familiarize themselves with work of Synodal Department for Charity From August 25 to September 3 the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies together with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is conducting the annual Summer Institute for representatives of the Roman Catholic Church.
30.08.2017 15:21

Korean version of Patriarch Kirill’s book recognized as one of the 2017 best editions in South Korea

Korean version of Patriarch Kirill’s book recognized as one of the 2017 best editions in South Korea The Korean edition of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility: In a search for Harmony’ has received the status of one of the best books of the first half of 2017 from the South Korean Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA).
30.08.2017 12:05

DECR representative takes part in International Christian Forum at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

DECR representative takes part in International Christian Forum at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour On 28 August 2017, the opening ceremony of the 3rd International Christian Forum took part in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
30.08.2017 12:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs regular session of Supreme Church Council On 30 August 2017, a regular session of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in the Hall of Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
29.08.2017 15:17

A group of Catholic priests and students visits Department for External Church Relations

A group of Catholic priests and students visits Department for External Church Relations On 29 August 2017, a group of the Roman Catholic priests, studying at the Pontifical Universities in Rome and visiting Russia within the framework of the Summer Institute of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies, visited the Department for External Church Relations.
28.08.2017 19:48

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption

On Assumption Day and anniversary of opening of 1917-1918 Local Council, Patriarch Kirill celebrated liturgy at Kremlin Cathedral of the Assumption On August 28, 2017, the Day of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the patriarchal Cathedral of the Assumption in the Moscow Kremlin.
28.08.2017 15:40

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum

Metropolitan Hilarion greets the participants in the 3d International Christian Forum On August 28, 2017, the 3d International Christian Forum was opened in Moscow. A message of greetings has been sent to the participants by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR). The message was voiced at the opening ceremony by Rev. Dimitry…
25.08.2017 15:22

DECR representative takes part in International Interreligious Youth Forum

DECR representative takes part in International Interreligious Youth Forum August 23-25, the 4th International Interreligious Youth Forum took place in Makhachkala
25.08.2017 7:38

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at the annual Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples in Rimini On 24 August 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended the 38th Meeting for Friendship Amongst Peoples organized by the “Communion and Liberation” Catholic association of laypeople in Rimini, Italy, on 20-26 August 2017.
25.08.2017 7:35

Second consignment of humanitarian aid collected by Russian religious organizations delivered to Syria

Second consignment of humanitarian aid collected by Russian religious organizations delivered to Syria On 22 August 2017, the second consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, which had been collected with the assistance of the Interreligious Working Group of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
23.08.2017 8:00

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Holy See Secretary of State On 22 August 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
21.08.2017 15:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Holy See Secretary of State DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met at the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) with the Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin who is on an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
21.08.2017 14:19

DECR chairman meets with Argentine’s ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Argentine’s ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion warmly welcomed the head of the Argentinian diplomatic mission to the synodal department responsible for the external contacts of the Russian Church.
19.08.2017 9:19

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important that the mass media do not distort what church hierarchs say

Metropolitan Hilarion: It is important that the mass media do not distort what church hierarchs say Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his church ministry on August 19.
18.08.2017 21:56

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Administrator of Patriarchal parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations On 17 August 2017, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, visited the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations in New York, where he had a meeting with Mr. Vasily Nebenzya, newly appointed Russia’s Representative to the UN.
18.08.2017 20:31

Metropolitan Hilarion: Our task is to put the Patriarch’s ideas into practice

Metropolitan Hilarion: Our task is to put the Patriarch’s ideas into practice On August 19, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 18:08

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood

His Holiness Patriarchal Kirill greets DECR chairman with 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into priesthood.
18.08.2017 13:03

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses condolences over terror attack in Barcelona

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church expresses condolences over terror attack in Barcelona His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia conveyed his condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain over the terror attack in Barcelona. The day before, in the evening, a van ploughed into a crowd of people on Las Ramblas pedestrian mall in the centre of Barcelona. As was…
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