On 5 May 2018, as part of the commemorative events marking the 95th anniversary of the exodus of the First Army Corps of General Vrangel’s Russian Army from Turkey, a delegation of St Andrew Foundation, led by Mr. Vladimir Yakunin, visited the Patriarchate of Constantinople and met with Metropolitan Elpidophoros…
Meeting of the Working group for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (ELCF) took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 7 May 2018.
On 5-7 May 2018, the 11th meeting of the Joint Commission for Orthodoxy-Islam Dialogue took place in the capital of Iran. This year its topic was Religion and Environment. The commission holds meetings once in two years alternately in Moscow and Tehran.
On May 6, 2018, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a working trip to the Holy Land at the instruction of Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, took part in…
On May 9, 2018, His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch, received in audience at his Lebanese residence in the Balamand Monastery, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who had come to Lebanon with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch…
On May 8, 2018, Archbishop Antoniy of Vienna and Budapest, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Croatian city of Ilok to take part in the opening of a renewed memorial to the Soviet soldiers who died there in 1944.
Pan-Orthodox topics, issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation and interconfessional relations were discussed.
The Al-Hosn Patriarchal hospital is located in the diocese of Akkar of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, Homs province. The hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services and devotes special attention to rendering aid to those affected by the war in Syria.
Discussed during the meeting, which took place at the DECR premises, were the current agenda of relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Holy See as well as other issues of mutual interest.
Discussed during the meeting were various issues of bilateral and pan-Orthodox cooperation and interfaith relations.