The Far Abroad

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.
13.02.2017 21:20

Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk visits Vietnam

Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk visits Vietnam From February 11-13, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate in East and South Asia, was on a visit to Vietnam.
11.02.2017 17:49

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch takes part in Russian delegation’s meeting with the President of Lebanon

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch takes part in Russian delegation’s meeting with the President of Lebanon The participants in the meeting focused on the defence of Christians in the Middle East.
10.02.2017 15:48

Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk visits Singapore and Malaysia

Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk visits Singapore and Malaysia On 3 February 2017, Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk began his first visit to Asia as administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the region.
08.02.2017 16:35

Prayers for peace in Syria are offered up at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus

Prayers for peace in Syria are offered up at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus On 8 February 2017, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East celebrated prayer service for peace in Syria at the church of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus.
08.02.2017 12:22

Russian parliament members visit Saidnaya Convent in Syria

Russian parliament members visit Saidnaya Convent in Syria On February 7, 2017, Russian State Duma deputies S. Gavrilov, D. Sablin and A. Yuschenko visited the Saidnaya Convent (Patriarchate of Antioch) in the Damascus Province, Syria.
07.02.2017 12:46

Hungarian government gives a grant for restoration and construction of Orthodox churches

Hungarian government gives a grant for restoration and construction of Orthodox churches On February 1, 2017, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government instruction to allocate a state grant to the Moscow Patriarchate’s Diocese of Hungary for restoration and construction of churches.
03.02.2017 19:12

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met at the DECR with Turkish Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Lazip Dirioz.
03.02.2017 18:49

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met at the DECR with the British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow.
03.02.2017 17:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia During the meeting, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the sides discussed various matters of mutual concern.
25.01.2017 11:44

Staff members of Synodal departments meet with Dr. Moushira Khattab, candidate to the post of UNESCO Director-General

Staff members of Synodal departments meet with Dr. Moushira Khattab, candidate to the post of UNESCO Director-General On 25 January 2017, staff members of the Synodal departments of the Russian Orthodox Church met with H. E. Dr. Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s nominee for the post of the Director-General of UNESCO.
21.01.2017 20:12

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán over the death of school children killed in a bus crash in northeast Italy.
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