On 17 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven Rivlin.
On March 17, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Russia, H. E. Laurie Bristow, at the DECR.
On March 17, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic who is completing his diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation due to his assignment as Permanent Observer of the Holy See in the UN structures in Geneva and the WTO.
On March 16, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), received Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, ordinary of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Russia, at the parish house of the church of…
On 15 March 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DFECR) met with Baron Rüdiger von Fritsch-Seerhausen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation.
On 15 March 2016, the second meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Association took place at the Department for External Church Relations. The Commission was set up at the Council’s meeting on 11 December 2014.
On 11 March 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies hosted a seminar on the Pan-Orthodox Council due to take place on the island of Crete in June this year.
On 11 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On March 10, 2016, the Presidium of the Interreligious Council in Russia ICR) held its first meeting this year at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) in Moscow.
The two religious leaders expressed hope that the cooperation among people of traditional religious will continue developing the spirit of good-neighborliness and mutual understand in the service of consolidating civic accord and public welfare.