On June 25, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with the Russian Ambassador to Greece A. Maslov at the historic building of the Russian embassy in Athens.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message of greetings to the participants in the 25th annual Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, which takes place in the capital of Greece on June 25-30, 2018.
On June 24, 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), arrived in Athens.
The guests conveyed to His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew an invitation from His Beatitude Onufriy, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, to send a representative to Kiev for the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus’.
On June 25, 2018, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in East and South-East Asia, met with the deputy mayor of the city of Davao, Mr. Bernard Al-ag.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on his re-election as President of Turkey.
On June 23-24, 2018, the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in East and South-East Asia, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, visited Orthodox communities of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Davao and Kotabato provinces in the Philippines.
Concelebrating with Metropolitan Hilarion were archpriest Igor Zuyev, rector of the church; hieromonk Nikolai (Ono), inspector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies; hieromonk Kirill (Peregudin), a DECR staff member; and clerics of the church.
The 10th theological talks between the Russian Orthodox Church and the German Bishops’ Conference (Roman Catholic Church) took place in Marienrode, Hildesheim, Germany.
June 22, 2018 – the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in East and South-East Asia, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, has arrived in Davao, the administrative center of Mindanao Island in Philippines.