His Holines Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, over the death of hundreds of pilgrims in Mecca.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of condolences to Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, over the tragedy in Mecca, as the result of which hundreds of people had died and been…
On September 24, 2015, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Peredelkino patriarchal residence.
Participating in the meeting were also D. Petrovsky, DECR; Ms. Ding Saoshu, SARA department for external relations, and Ms. L. Afonina, Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of the Far East.
On 23 September 2015, a new complex of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque was officially opened after a large-scale reconstruction. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, representing the Russian Orthodox Church at the opening ceremony was Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department…
On September 20, the 8th meeting of the Inter-Orthodox Network of Centers for Study of Modern Religions and Destructive Movements completed its work in Slovenia.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Catholicos-Patriarch Elect of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Gewargis Sliwa
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, greeted new Primate of the Assyrian Church of the East, His Eminence Catholicos-Patriarch Elect Mar Gewargis Sliwa.
A delegation of Moscow Theological Academy (MTA) was on a visit to Georgia. It was led by Archbishop Yevgeny of Vereya, chairman of the ROC Education Committee and MTA rector.
The 6th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, who carry out their pastoral service in that region, took place in Chicago, Illinois.