On 18 June 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov met with His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia.
(Russian) 14 июня 2020 года в храме Воскресения Словущего в Даниловской слободе г. Москвы было совершено отпевание старейшего сотрудника Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата Григория Николаевича Скобея.
On 11 June 2020, a gala reception on the occasion of a national holiday of the Russian Federation, Russia Day, was given at the metochion of the Ss Peter and Paul and St. Tabitha in Jaffa on the initiative of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the State of…
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia officiated at the festal Divine liturgy in concelebration with Archpriest Vitaly Tarasjev, rector of the metochion, and clergymen of Belgrade.
Apprehensions for the preservation of the ancient church of Hagia Sophia built in Constantinople (now Istanbul) in the first half of the 6th century have been raised by the recent events when on 29 May 2020 Muslim leaders read the Quran in it.
On June 8, the Day of the Holy Spirit, His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, traditionally led the annual celebration at the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, the official representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Holy Land.
On 8 June 2020, the Day of the Holy Spirit, at the invitation of Metropolitan Anthony of Cheronesus and Western Europe, Metropolitan John, head of the Archbishop of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition, visited the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris.
On 5 June 2020, a meeting took place in Paris between the Patriarchal Exarch for Western Europe, Metropolitan Anthony of Chersonesus and Western Europe, and the Apostolic Nuncio in France Archbishop Celestino Migliore.
In the afternoon of May 30, 2020, aggressive representatives of the ‘OCU’ made another attempt to capture the church of the Holy Transfiguration of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the village of Luka-Meleshkovskaya, Vinnitsa region. The raiders hung a lock on the church door when parishioners were in it.
At the village of Sadov, Volyn region, representatives of the ‘OCU’, who captured the parish church of Our Lady of Kazan in February 2019, continue terrorizing the rector of the parish and members of the community who have remained faithful of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.