On March 8, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte visited the Moscow representation of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God-in-Gonchary.
On 8 March 2016, a meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria took place at the Patriarchal chambers of the Convent of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Moscow.
On March 7, 2016, His Holiness Neophyte, Patriarch of Bulgaria, began his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Churches expressed his condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia over the tragedy at the Severnaya coal mine, which had claimed the lives of 36 miners and rescuers.
On March 3, 2016, a conference at which the results of the meeting between the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church and the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Cuba on 12 February 2016 were discussed took place in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Global Christian Forum (GCF) committee met for its regular session from February 23 to 25, 2016, at the assembly hall of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR).
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East in his address delivered at a high-profile event during the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 1, 2016.
On 29 February 2016, the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople sent his condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia over the tragic death of the miners in Vorkuta.
On February 25, the Russian General Consulate in New York gave an official reception on behalf of Consul General I. Golubovsky and Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, for presenting a postmark issued by Gosznak, Russian Federal State Unitary Enterprise, to mark the 150th…
An enlarged session of the Interfaction parliamentary group in defense of Christian values took place in the State Duma on February 24, 2016. Taking part in the session on behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church were Archpriest Dimitry Roschin of the Synodal Department for Church-Society Relations and the Mass Media,…