A letter thanking the Russian Orthodox Church for its consideration for the suffering Christians has also been received from the Apostolic Nunciate in Iraq.
On 19 August 2014, the feast day of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, officiated at the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the Novospassky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow.
On 18 August 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a letter to the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, in which he mentioned numerous facts of gross violations of rights of the clergy and the faithful…
After the enthronement celebration at the Kiev Laura of the Caves, during which Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk voiced a patriarchal letter of recognition to the new Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, he shared his thoughts about the mission of the Church in…
On August 17, the enthronization of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine took place during the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Laura of the Dormition.
Ukraine’s President Petr Poroshenko met with Metropolitan Onufry (Berezovsky) who had been elected Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on 13 August 2014, the official web-site of the President of Ukraine reported on August 16.
On August 17, the enthronement of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine took place at the Kiev Laura of the Dormition, who was elected Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by the Council of Bishops on August 13, 2014.
(Russian) "В том, что в трудный и судьбоносный для Украины час архиереи Украинской Православной Церкви избрали своим Отцом и наставником убеждённого поборника церковного единства, мне, как и многим другим, видится благодатное действие Духа Святого и сугубое явление милости Божией к православному народу Украины", - говорится в послании.
On 15 August 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with the head of the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, Mr. Vygaudas Ušackas, at his request.
eing deeply concerned over the situation in eastern Ukraine, where a fratricidal civil war has been going on for already seven months, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent messages to the Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches, asking them to pray for the peace in the…