The Far Abroad

21.06.2017 18:59

DECR chairman meets with deputy head of the First European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DECR chairman meets with deputy head of the First European Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the diplomat to the Synodal institution responsible for external contacts of the Russian Church.
16.06.2017 20:59

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Republic of Korea

Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church visits the Republic of Korea Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative secretariat and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the countries of East and Southeast Asia arrived in Seoul visited the Republic of Korea on June 15-16, 2017.
16.06.2017 17:14

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language is presented in Seoul

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language is presented in Seoul On 15 June 2017, the book written by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language, was presented at the capital of the Republic of Korea.
12.06.2017 12:00

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Australia to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Australia to Russia The meeting took place at the parish residence of the Moscow church dedicated to the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God.
08.06.2017 23:35

Patriarch Kirill meets with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia

Patriarch Kirill meets with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia, at the patriarchal and synodal resident in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.
08.06.2017 17:52

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over terrorist attacks in Tehran

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over terrorist attacks in Tehran His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences over terrorist attack s in the capital of Iran. Seventeen people were killed and forty-three wounded as a result of the attacks.
03.06.2017 21:58

DECR chairman meets with leadership of the Lebanese-Russian House

DECR chairman meets with leadership of the Lebanese-Russian House On 3 June 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Nicolas Badawi, president of the Lebanese-Russian organization and its other leaders. The meeting took place at the parish residence of the Moscow church dedicated to the icon of the Mother…
02.06.2017 15:29

DECR chairman meets with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities

DECR chairman meets with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the State of Palestine’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Mrs. Rula Ma’ayah.
24.05.2017 1:57

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill leads 17th award ceremony of International Public Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill leads 17th award ceremony of International Public Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations On 23 May 2017, at the Hall of the Church Councils of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia led the 17th annual ceremony of awarding the Patriarch Alexy II Prize of the Unity of the International Public Foundation for…
23.05.2017 23:40

Patriarch Kirill meets with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia

Patriarch Kirill meets with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia On May 23, 2017, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia at the Red Hall of the Church of Christ the Saviour.
17.05.2017 19:38

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Catholic Bishop Stanislav Lipovsek of Celje On May 17, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the president of the Slovenian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Stanslav Lipovsek of Celje (Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia).
12.05.2017 23:29

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas On 12 May 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.
11.05.2017 23:16

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence On 11 May 2017, the Vice President of the Unites States Michael R. Pence met with religious leaders of different Christian confessions at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington before a plenary session of the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians.
10.05.2017 22:47

Moscow Synodal Choir performs at St. Mark celebrations in Venice

Moscow Synodal Choir performs at St. Mark celebrations in Venice On May 7 and 8, 2017, divine services were held at the church of the Holy Myrrh-Bearing Women in Venice and at the relics of St. Mark at the Basilica of San Marco, as part of the commemoration day of the holy evangelist.
09.05.2017 20:09

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greetings to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s greetings to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to Mr. Emmanuel Macron with his election as President of the French Republic.
27.04.2017 14:25

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Vuk Jeremić, president of the Serbian Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Vuk Jeremić,  president of the Serbian Centre for International Relations and Sustainable Development Discussed was the inner decoration of the Cathedral of St. Sava in Belgrade as Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church are taking part in the work for its adornment, as well as other matters of mutual interest.
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
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