The Far Abroad

25.04.2017 12:10

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia

During Bright Week, Christians in Syria receive humanitarian aid from Russia During Bright Week, humanitarian aid and gifts came from Russia to people in Maharda, one of the largest Christian cities in Syria and the native city of His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch. There are some 23 thousand people living in the city, predominantly Orthodox believers.
19.04.2017 16:29

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with newly-appointed Croatian Ambassador to Russia On 19 April 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Excellency Mr. Tonči Staničić, newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Russian Federation.
16.04.2017 14:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following Easter greeting to the heads of foreign states of the Orthodox Christian tradition: Greece, Cyprus, Serbia and Bulgaria
16.04.2017 14:00

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to the state and public figures in far-abroad countries

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to the state and public figures in far-abroad countries Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings
11.04.2017 16:23

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with speaker of People’s Council of Syria

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with speaker of People’s Council of Syria On 11 April 2017, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, its chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with Mrs. Hadieh Abbas, Speaker of the People’s Council of the Syrian Arab Republic, and a delegation of the Syrian parliamentarians and public officials who accompanied her.
08.04.2017 22:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terror attack in Stockholm

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terror attack in Stockholm His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden over the terror attack in Stockholm. A truck smashed through the crowd on the Drottninggatan street. Four people were killed, ten injured and taken to hospital.
06.04.2017 13:13

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets for its regular session

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets for its regular session On 4-5 April, 2017, the Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ met for its regular session in St. Petersburg. The meeting was devoted to the theme ‘Religious and Ethical Formation and Education in Today’s Russian and German Societies’.
04.04.2017 20:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates elected President of the Republic of Serbia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates elected President of the Republic of Serbia "I wish You good health, God’s help and success in Your responsible labours in future, and peace and prosperity to the Serbian people."
29.03.2017 15:18

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview with Greek Romfea news agency

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview with Greek Romfea news agency Answering the journalist’s questions, Metropolitan Hilarion spoke on the Council that took place in Crete last year, the construction of a Russian church in Cyprus, the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the situation in the Middle East and other issues.
24.03.2017 17:03

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation On 24 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. John Kerr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation. Archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for far abroad countries, attended the meeting.
24.03.2017 13:05

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia On March 24, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, H. E. Yves Rossier, at the DECR.
20.03.2017 20:41

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in Parliamentary hearings

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church take part in Parliamentary hearings On 20 March 2017, the Parliamentary hearings On Today’s Policy of the Russian Federation Towards Compatriots Living Abroad took place at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
10.03.2017 20:03

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia On 10 March 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Ms Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation.
10.03.2017 16:03

Patriarch Kirill meets with Colombia’s ambassador to Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with Colombia’s ambassador to Russia On March 10, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Colombia’s Ambassador to Russia H. E. Alfonso Lopez Caballero, at the Patriarchal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
08.03.2017 12:45

DECR chairman meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs On 7 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary on his initiative.
08.03.2017 12:30

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at UN conference on the defense of Christians On 7 March 2017, an international top-level conference on Mutual Respect and Peaceful Coexistence as a Condition of Interreligious Peace and Stability: Supporting Christians and Other Communities took place in Geneva on the sidelines of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
07.03.2017 22:27

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syria’s Minister of Awqaf

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Syria’s Minister of Awqaf On 7 March 2017, at the Patriarchal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Mohammed Abdul Sattar al-Sayeed, Minister of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic.
02.03.2017 17:29

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Israel’s new ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Israel’s new ambassador to Russia On March 2, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Israel’s new ambassador to Russia, H. E. Gary Koren, at the DECR.
21.02.2017 14:19

Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations holds its third meeting

Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations holds its third meeting On 21 February 2017, the third meeting of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations took place at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
16.02.2017 10:15

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits Cambodia Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate parishes in Southeast Asia, visited Cambodia on February 13-16, 2017.
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