On 29 December 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation (RASS), where he, together with the rector V. Yegorov, signed an agreement on cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the RASS.
On 29 December 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the leadership, faculty, and students of the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation.
The first ever Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Archbishop Innokenty of Korsun in Castelo Branco, Portugal, during his pastoral visit to Portugal on December 23-27.
Archbishop Hilarion expressed satisfaction at the intensive development of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in France, which has been observed in recent years.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his message to His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada congratulated him on the anniversary of his enthronement. Below is the text of the message:
The Day of the Enthronement of His Holiness and Beatitude Iliya II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, on 25 December 2009, began in Tbilisi with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the Trinity Cathedral, with a multitude of people congregated. Among the participants were Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk,…
At its meeting on 25 December 2009, the Holy Synod made a number of decisions concerning the external work of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 2010 DECR work plan as presented by the DECR chairman was approved.
(Russian) Председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата архиепископ Волоколамский Иларион поздравил митрополита Галльского Эммануила с избранием на пост президента Конференции европейских церквей.
This synodal year ends with a session in Chisty Pereulok, the historical city residence of the Patriarchs of Moscow.
The Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church, His Holiness and Beatitude Iliya II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, marks the 32nd anniversary of his enthronement on December 25, 2009.