The meeting of the Working Group was opened by its co-chairmen – G. Karasin, state secretary, deputy minister of foreign affairs, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).
On 6 June 2015, the Moscow Synodal choir gave a concert at the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Etchmiadzin, in the context of commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
On June 2, 2015, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, began his pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
The liturgy was celebrated in Greek and Church Slavonic.
On June 3, 2015, the Day of Ss Constantine and Helen, their memory was celebrated by the church dedicated to them in the Russian General Consulate summer residence at Buyukdere near Istanbul.
On June 3, 2015, the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance (EP Intergroup on FoRB & RT) presented its first Annual Report on the 'State of Freedom of Religion or Belief' at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The forum was attended by over 200 people, among them members of Russian and foreign youth organizations and public and political movements, as well as scientists and representatives of the Greek, Georgian and Armenian communities in Russia.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over the demise of the Rev. Michael Wang Quansheng, the oldest Chinese priest, to his widow, Ms Tatiana Xu Shuquin, and to the Orthodox community in Shangha
On 2 June 2015, the Rev. Michael Wang Quansheng, the oldest priest of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church died at the age of 90 in Shanghai.
On 2 June 2015, the Rev. Michael Wang Quansheng, the oldest priest of the Chinese Autonomous Orthodox Church died at the age of 90.