On October 26, 2015, the 3d Moscow International forum ‘Religion and Peace’ took place under the theme ‘The Role of Religion in the Modern World’. It was organized by the Moscow Government and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations.
The forum was attended by representatives of the traditional religions in Russia, experts, governmental officials, public figures, representatives of legislative and executive bodies, leading scholars and representatives of the mass media.
On 29 October 2015, on the sidelines of the 3rd International Forum on Religion and Peace, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with the chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board, Sheikh ul-Islam Haji Allahshükür Hummat Pashazade, and Azerbaijan’s Ambassador…
In a friendly atmosphere they discussed issues pertaining to the development of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association mostly in humanitarian field and defence of traditional moral values.
On 28 October 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with William Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
On 28 October 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Boiko Kocev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation DECR.
On October 28, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Netherlands’ Ambassador in Russia, H. E. Ron van Dartel, at the Patriarchate residence in the St. Daniel Monastery, Moscow.
On October 27, 2015, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church held its regular session in Kiev. It was chaired by His Beatitude, Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine.
On October 27, 2015, His Holiness Neophytos, Patriarch of Bulgaria, received a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church, led by Archbishop Innocent of Vilnius and Lithuania.
On 26 October 2015, Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.