On 19 September 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, delivered an address at the Catholic University Portugal in Lisbon on the Russian Orthodox Church and Aid to Christians of the Middle East.
On September 19, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, at the presidential residence in Lisbon.
On 17 September 2018, Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate, who is currently on a pilgrimage visit to the Holy Land, concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with Metropolitan Joachim of Helenoupolis (Orthodox Church of Jerusalem) at the Basilica of the Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem.
On 18 September 2018, in Lisbon, A Junção do Bem Foundation organized a reception in honour of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is currently on a visit to Portugal.
In his interview to RBC-Ukraine, Metropolitan Anthony of Borispol and Brovary, chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, told about the sentiments prevailing among the clergy and laity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church with regard to the recent developments in the church life in Ukraine.
On September 18, 2018, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia met with Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, Grand Mufti of Syria, at the patriarchal and synodal residence at the St. Daniel’s monastery in Moscow.
"The schismatics, as is known, are not a Church and it is forbidden by divine and holy canons and the Apostolic and Ecumenical Councils to be in communion with them."
On 14 September 2018, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sava of Warsaw and All Poland met with Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s Representation to European Institutions and International Organizations, who arrived in Warsaw to attend the annual OSCE meeting.
On September 12, 2018, after an urgent meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod to discuss the urgent situation caused by an unlawful invasion of the Patriarch of Constantinople in the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, there was s briefing for journalists.
On 14 September 2018, at its extraordinary session, the Holy Synod adopted a statement concerning the uncanonical invasion of the Patriarchate of Constantinople of the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church.