His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences to President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron and to Bishop André Marceau of Nice over the death of people as a result of the armed attack in the Church of Notre Dame in Nice.
(Russian) 29 октября 2020 года председатель Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата митрополит Волоколамский Иларион встретился с Чрезвычайным и Полномочным послом Бахрейна в России Ахмедом Аль-Саати.
On October 29, 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovakia in the Russian Federation Peter Priputen, who is completing his mission in Moscow.
The sides discussed the situation in Ethiopia where in the last year there have been attacks of extremists on churches, clergy and the faithful of the Ethiopian Church.
On October 23, 2020, the first ever divine service was celebrated in Turkish Samsun for the Russian-speaking faithful of the Moscow Patriarchate living on the Black Sea cost in Turkey.
In the course of their talk, the hierarch expressed condolences over the tragedy that happened in August - the explosion in the port of Beirut that killed over two hundred peaceful residents.
Supplicatory prayers were sung at the venerated copy of the Vladimir Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God for a speedy peaceful solution of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh at the chapel of the St. Nicholas stauropegial parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in Reykjavik in the evening of October 9,…
In October 13, 2020, there was a talk between Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR) Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to the Russian Federation Mr. Bou Nassar.
On 13th October 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Ms Ekaterini Nassika, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation.
On October 13, 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Serbia to Russia, H. E. Miroslav Lazanski.