(Russian) 23 января 2015 года в конференц-зале Общецерковной аспирантуры и докторантуры имени святых равноапостольных Кирилла и Мефодия состоится круглый стол «Христианские ценности как фактор современных международных отношений».
On January 22, 2015, the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate will hold a round table on ‘The Church and the Problem of Domestic Violence’ as part of the 23d International Christmas Readings.
On 22 January 2015, a round table on The Russian Orthodox Church’s Involvement in Preventing and Combating HIV/AIDS will be held within the framework of the 23rd International Christmas Readings.
On January 10, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk as anchorman of the Church and the World program on Russia-24 TV network hosted TV journalist Alexander Rogatkin. They discussed the religious situation in Ukraine.
Organized as part of the 3d Parliamentary Christmas Meetings within the 23d International Christmas Readings, this event will be co-chaired by Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, and Mr. A. Pushkov, chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Italy, on his 40th birthday.
The Christmas Festival already has its own history and its own audience, Metropolitan Hilarion noted, greeting all those present in the concert hall.
In the evening of the Day of the Nativity of Christ, January the 7th, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated Great Vespers at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
On the Christmas night, January the 7th, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, celebrated the festive Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-on-Bolshaya Ordynka in Moscow.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following Christmas greetings to heads of states belonging to the Orthodox tradition in far abroad. He greeted in particular Presidents Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria, Nicos Anastasiadis of Cyprus, Gjogre Ivanov of Macedonia, Klaus Iohannis of Romania, Tomislav Nicolic…