On 23rd December 2019, at the Grand Mansion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow, the Organizing Committee of Russia Day in Foreign Countries held its regular meeting.
With the blessing of the UOC Primate, the delegation members are undertaking a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Cyprus, meeting with clergy and hierarchs of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus and learning about the life of Orthodox Christians in this land.
On 18th December 2019, a meeting of the commission for acceptance of decoration works at the Church of St. Sava in Vračar took place at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Belgrade.
On 19 December 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, who was accompanied by H.E. Andrei Neguţa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federation.
In his commentary to TASS News Agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, focused on the decision of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on illegibility of the renaming of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Website of the Ivano-Frankovsk diocese reports that the intruders who presented themselves as soldiers involved with the anti-terrorist organization, arrived at approximately 03.00 p.m. after the Sunday divine service.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church on his Name Day.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to the Primate of the Romanian Orthodox Church on the occasion of his Name Day.
On 11th – 13th December 2019, the Religions for Peace International organized a meeting in New York, bringing together over 200 representatives of religious traditions from various countries.
Archbishop Pennisi arrived in Russia to attend presentation of the album-calendar for 2020 ‘Mosaics of Monreale’ at the ‘Pokrovskie Vorota’ Cultural Centre.