A three-meter tall bronze monument to St. John of Kronstadt has been erected at the entrance to the church of St. John the Baptist in Washington, USA. The pastor is depicted clothed in liturgical while holding a chalice in his left hand with his right hand pointing to it.
– “for tirelessly proclaiming the value of Christianity and its power in uniting the society and drawing the younger generation’s attention to these values, as well as for the work in the sphere of church diplomacy and promotion of international cooperation between Christian communities.”
In Hong Kong, China Orthodox Press Publishing Company issued the Sunday Octoechos in the Chinese language.
On 29th July 2019, at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd session of UN General Assembly.
(Russian) Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл поздравил Кириакоса Мицотакиса с назначением на пост Премьер-министра Греческой Республики.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted Ms. Marija Pejčinović Burić, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, with her election as Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is in Greece with a blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Greece A. M. Maslov.
Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the guest at the Synodal department in charge of external relations of the Russian Church.
During the talk, the interlocutors exchanged opinions concerning a number of problems including the church situation in Ukraine.
On February 26, 2019, at the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, a decision was made to establish a diocese of Korea as part of the Patriarchal Exarchate of South-East Asia. Bishop Feofan of Kyzyl and Tyva was appointed its ruling hierarch.