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12.04.2016 12:48

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch celebrates Liturgy in Damascus

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch celebrates Liturgy in Damascus On 10 April 2016, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the Eats celebrated Divine Liturgy in the capital of Syria after a long recess. Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, concelebrated.
12.04.2016 7:00

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with U.S. Ambassador to Russia On 11 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. John F. Tefft, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Russian Federation.
11.04.2016 17:38

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Italy to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Italy to Russia On 11 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation.
11.04.2016 15:33

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain

Church premises of two new parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate consecrated in Spain On 9 April 2016, during his archpastoral visit to Spanish parishes, Bishop Nestor of Chersonese celebrated the lesser consecration of church premises of a newly established parish of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in the city of Alicante.
09.04.2016 11:44

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians

Moscow Patriarchate and Roman Catholic Church launch joint project in support of Syrian Christians On April 6-7, 2016, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church launched activities in Lebanon and Syria to support Christians in distress. As is known, the tragedy in the Middle East, which has affected people of various Christian confessions and other groups of the population and raised the…
07.04.2016 1:46

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Higher Diplomatic Courses On 6 April 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with students of the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
06.04.2016 11:16

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in Nagorno Karabakh His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh…
05.04.2016 21:27

Patriarch Kirill meets with British Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow

Patriarch Kirill meets with British Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow On April 5, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with Great Britain’s Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
05.04.2016 18:36

Russian Foreign Minister congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the 70th anniversary of the Department for External Church Relations

Russian Foreign Minister congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the 70th anniversary of the Department for External Church Relations 4 April 2016 marked the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has sent his congratulation to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the anniversary.
05.04.2016 13:42

Inter-Council Presence Commission on Theology holds its regular session

Inter-Council Presence Commission on Theology holds its regular session On 4 April 2016, the Commission on Theology of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church held its regular session at the Department for External Church Relations under the chairmanship of the head of the Commission, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological…