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18.05.2017 16:40

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine urges deputies of Verkhovna Rada to prevent the adoption of anti-church bills

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine urges deputies of Verkhovna Rada to prevent the adoption of anti-church bills The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church addressed the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in connection with the consideration of bills Nos 4128 and 4511 planned for 18 May 2017.
18.05.2017 14:44

Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church attend celebrations in memory of St. Basil of Ostrog in Montenegro

Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church attend celebrations in memory of St. Basil of Ostrog in Montenegro With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the head of the Central Asia Metropolis, Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, arrived on May 10, 2017, in the Serbian Orthodox Church’s diocese of Budimlja and Niksic.
17.05.2017 23:23

Metropolitan Hilarion’s comments on Ukrainian Supreme Rada’s forthcoming consideration of anti-church bills

Metropolitan Hilarion’s comments on Ukrainian Supreme Rada’s forthcoming consideration of anti-church bills An attempt to reformat the religious situation in Ukraine contrary to the opinion of a majority of the faithful – which is fraught with grave consequences for the civic peace in the country torn as it is by a confrontation – this is how Bills No. 4128 and No. 4511,…
17.05.2017 20:46

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii

General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Olav Fykse Tveit sends letters to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Chair of the Ukrainian Supreme Council  Andrii Parubii In response to the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, has sent to Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko and Supreme Rada Chairman A. Parubiy a letter expressing profound concern over the…
17.05.2017 19:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje On May 17, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the president of the Slovenian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Stanslav Lipovsek of Celje (Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia).
16.05.2017 21:12

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to heads of Normandy Four states, Primates of Local Orthodox Churches, Pope Francis, UN Secretary-General and WCC General Secretary concerning anti-church bills due to be adopted by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill sends letters to heads of Normandy Four states, Primates of Local Orthodox Churches, Pope Francis, UN Secretary-General and WCC General Secretary concerning anti-church bills due to be adopted by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine On 18 May 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is to vote on the bills Nos. 4128 and 4511.
16.05.2017 15:21

Metropolitan Hilarion gives interview to Interfax-Religion

Metropolitan Hilarion gives interview to Interfax-Religion On 10-14 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), visited Washington, D.C., to take part in the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians. Metropolitan Hilarion also met with the U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence and various religious leaders of the…
16.05.2017 14:59

Ukrainian hierarchs and religious leaders comment on anti-church bills to be considered by Supreme Rada

Ukrainian hierarchs and religious leaders comment on anti-church bills to be considered by Supreme Rada Bills No. 4128 and 4511 to be considered in the Supreme Rada on May 18, 2017, are viewed by representatives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders in Ukraine as well as secular experts as discriminatory and aimed against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
16.05.2017 11:35

Discriminatory laws prepared against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – a report at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Discriminatory laws prepared against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – a report at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians Along with the problem of oppression and sometimes direct elimination of the Christian population in the Middle East countries, the forum dealt with the situation of Christians in other regions of the world.
15.05.2017 19:05

DECR chairman visits Russian embassy in the USA

DECR chairman visits Russian embassy in the USA A wide range of issues of mutual concern was discussed. Metropolitan Hilarion shared with Mr. Kislyak his impressions of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, stressing the importance of coordinated actions of Russia and America in the struggle with terrorism.
15.05.2017 18:31

DECR chairman concelebrates Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington

DECR chairman concelebrates Divine Liturgy with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Washington The DECR chairman thanked Metropolitan Tikhon for the invitation to visit St. Nicholas Cathedral and concelebrate the Divine Liturgy there.
15.05.2017 17:34

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over All-Night Vigil in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington

Metropolitan Hilarion presides over All-Night Vigil in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia’s Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Washington On May 13, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), celebrated All-Night Vigil at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Washington, the parish founded in September 1949 by St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai.
14.05.2017 16:47

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada On 13 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR), head of the Russian Orthodox Church delegation to the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada.
14.05.2017 10:31

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians completes its work

World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians completes its work On 13 May 2017, the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians, which opened in Washington D.C., USA, on May 10, held its final session.
13.05.2017 20:26

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Anglican Church in North America

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Anglican Church in North America Archbishop Beach confirmed the firm commitment of the Anglican Church in North America to moral standard of the Gospel.
13.05.2017 14:04

Joint Statement from Franklin Graham and Metropolitan Hilarion

Joint Statement from Franklin Graham and Metropolitan Hilarion Metropolitan Hilarion and Reverend Graham stressed the importance of Russia and the United States setting aside their differences and working together to combat terrorism and protect Christians who are actively suffering persecution, especially in the Middle East and North and Central Africa.
12.05.2017 23:29

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas On 12 May 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.
12.05.2017 9:57

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Presentation by the DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk  at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians 800 participants from over 135 countries have gathered at the Summit that is taking place in Washington on May 10-13, 2017.
12.05.2017 1:33

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk spoke at World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians On 11 May 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered an address at the plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington.
11.05.2017 23:16

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence On 11 May 2017, the Vice President of the Unites States Michael R. Pence met with religious leaders of different Christian confessions at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington before a plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.
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