During the night of February 3, 2018, radically minded people set on fire the Holy Prince Vladimir church in the Sikhovsky housing block in Lvov, Ukraine.
On 3 February 2018, a delegation of the Working Group for Rendering Aid to the People of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations began its visit to Syria and Lebanon, which will be completed on February 9.
Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the coordinator of the OSCO Working Group on Humanitarian Issues in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, Ambassador Toni Frisch.
On February 1, 2018, the ninth anniversary of the enthronement of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, His Holiness celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the enthronement vestments at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
From January 29 to February 1, 2018, a delegation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, led by Metropolitan Saba of Bosra, Horan and Arab Mountains, was on a visit to the Russian city of Sochi for the Syria-wide forum – The Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue.
On 26 January 2018, a round table on Social Ministry of Religious Communities – Inter-Confessional Exchange of Experience was held at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations within the framework of the 26th International Christmas Educational Readings.
A commemoration ceremony took place at the Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance in Moscow, devoted to the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust and the complete lifting of the siege of Leningrad.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistӧ on his re-election.
The Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue began its work at the Olympic Media Center in Sochi.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman on his reelection.
The Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) held a round-table conference on Theology in the Modern World: Russian and Foreign Experience, as part of the 26th Christmas Educational Readings.
Dozens of people died in the fire that broke out on January 26, 2018, in a hospital in the South Korean city of Miryang. A message of condolences over the tragedy was sent to President Moon Jae-In by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on the 5th anniversary of his elevation to the Throne of Archbishops of Washington, Metropolitans of All America and Canada.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada on the 5th anniversary of his Primatial ministry.
January 26, 2018, the commemoration day of St. Jacob the Bishop of Nisibis, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Damascus representation.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia on the commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, congratulated the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church on the commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia.
On 25 January 2018, the most noteworthy educational publications of 2016-17, which underwent expert appraisal and were approved by the Synodal Council of Religious Education and Catechization of the Russian Orthodox Church, were presented at the Church Councils Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in the framework of…
During his archpastoral visit to the parishes in Portugal on 18-21 January 2018, Bishop Nestor of Korsun met with Cardinal Manuel José Clementi, Patriarch of Lisbon, at the premises of the Catholic archdiocese.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia on his 40th birthday.