His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.
The State Duma inter-department working groups held its closing meeting for organizing the transfer of the remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich and his wife from France to Moscow and for their reburial. The meeting was chaired by State Duma Chairman S. Naryshkin.
The Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (DECR) has elaborated with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and began realization of the project ‘Humanitarian aid to victims of armed conflict in the East of Ukraine’.
The visit is paid at the invitation of His Holiness Supreme Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenians, Karekin II, and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Metropolitan Hilarion thanked Georgian archpastors for the efforts undertaken for strengthening relations between the Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches in science and education and wished Metropolitan Nicholas success in defending his thesis.
On 20 April 2015, a regular session of the Organizing Committee for celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the demise of St. Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
A grand Paschal reception took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs House of Reception. It was attended by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, and Russian Federation Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey V. Lavrov.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received Germany’s ambassador to Russia Mr. Rudiger von Fritsch-Seerhausen.
April 20, 2015 – the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with a delegation of the international Catholic charity Kirche in Not (Aid to the Church in Need).
The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has sent the following message of condolences to Patriarch-Catholicos Abune Mathias of Ethiopia concerning the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians in Libya