Metropolitans Gabriel of Lovech, John of Varna and Veliki Preslavl and Daniel of Vidin stated their considerations about the alarming situation in which the Orthodox Church in Ukraine has found herself.
On 11 October 2018, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, currently attending the 6th Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, visited the Cathedral of the Dormition in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On October 10, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), during his stay in Astana, met with Sheik-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Board, who also came to Astana for the 6th Congress of Traditional and World Religions.
On October 10, 2018, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with the Cuban ambassador to Russia, Mr. Gerardo Peñalver Portal, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel monastery.
On October 10, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), attended the third meeting of the Council of Religious Leaders, which was established at the 2012 Congress of the Traditional and World Religions. The council membership consisted of seventeen most authoritative…
On October 7, 2018, an assembly of the saints who shone forth in Spain and Portugal was glorified during the Divine Liturgy celebrated at the Parish of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God (Romanian Orthodox Church).
Discussed at the meeting were issues pertaining to the life of the Metropolitan area of Kazakhstan.
On 9 October 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) arrived in Astana to take part in the 6th Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions.
The 17th session of Petersburg Dialogue Russian-German Public Forum took place in Moscow on October 7-8, 2018. Its theme was the strengthening of trust, partnership and cooperation between civil societies of Russian and Germany as an impetus to inter-governmental dialogue.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relation, has given an interview to the Greek newspaper Ethnos tis Kiriakis.