Headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the delegation that was in Damascus from November 17 to 18, 2018, brought a consignment of humanitarian supply including winter clothes and toys to the boarding school for children of fallen servicemen in Damascus.
On November 17, 2018, a conference of the heads and high-ranking representatives of traditional religious communities in Syria and the interreligious delegation from Russia, headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), took place at the main hall of the Patriarchate…
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has expressed condolences to President of the United States of America over the loss of lives in the fires in California.
On 17 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic and met with the Minister, Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed.
On 15 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited, while in Egypt, the Russian Embassy in Cairo and met with Mr. Sergei Kirpichenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Egypt.
On November 13, 2018, President Vladimir Putin attended the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for a Russian cultural center and a Russian Orthodox church in Singapore.
On 13 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vitězslav Pivoňka, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation.
(Russian) Основная задача прибывших в Сирию российских врачей – отбор раненых в ходе военных действий в Сирии детей с ампутированными конечностями и их последующая отправка в российские медицинские учреждения для протезирования и оказания психологической помощи.
During the Litany of Fervent Supplication, prayers were said for the preservation of the unity of Orthodoxy and for peace in Ukraine. To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, prayers were offered, commemorating the commanders and soldiers who had laid down their lives on the battlefields.
On 9 November 2018, a conference of representatives of the organizations of compatriots living in Syria took place in Damascus.