The Far Abroad

22.04.2019 12:02

Metropolitan Hilarion attends lecture by Italian Consul General on Dante’s Divine Comedy

Metropolitan Hilarion attends lecture by Italian Consul General on Dante’s Divine Comedy On 21st April 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, attended a literary soiree, last in the series of readings dedicated to the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
21.04.2019 22:57

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences upon the terrorist action in Sri Lanka

Patriarch Kirill’s condolences upon the terrorist action in Sri Lanka On April 21, 2019, eight explosions resounded in churches as well as hotels and other public places in the country’s largest city of Colombo and its suburbs. The death toll exceeded 200; among the victims are people who came to churches for Easter celebrations.
18.04.2019 17:45

DECR secretary for the far abroad attended reception at Estonian embassy and greeted Estonian president

DECR secretary for the far abroad attended reception at Estonian embassy and greeted Estonian president On April 18, 2019, Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, secretary for the far-abroad section of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), with the blessing of DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, visited the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Moscow.
03.04.2019 10:56

Religious communities in Russia begin joint efforts for restoring schools in Syria

Religious communities in Russia begin joint efforts for restoring schools in Syria On March 30, a delegation of the Interreligious Working Group for aid to the Syrian population under the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations visited the Barzeh neighbourhood in Damascus in which there is a general education school damaged by the military actions.
02.04.2019 14:02

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Greece’s Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Greece’s Ambassador to Russia On 2 April 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H.E. Mr. Andreas Fryganas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation.
02.04.2019 12:40

Over 20 carved icons are brought from Russia to Syria

Over 20 carved icons are brought from Russia to Syria Archbishop Feofilakt of Pyatigorsk and Cherkessk, Mr. Yevgeny Kirdyapkin, assistant to the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) and other members of the NCFD delegation visited Syria.
25.03.2019 23:57

DECR chairman meets with President of Lebanon

DECR chairman meets with President of Lebanon On March 25, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met in Moscow with President of Lebanon Michel Aoun.
22.03.2019 13:14

Primate of Greek Orthodox Church attends reception given by Russian embassy in Greece on the Triumph of Orthodoxy

Primate of Greek Orthodox Church attends reception given by Russian embassy in Greece on the Triumph of Orthodoxy On March 18, 2019, the traditional annual reception was given by the Russian embassy in Greece on the occasion of the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, which was celebrated the day before.
21.03.2019 19:51

Russian Orthodox Church representatives attend conference of compatriots in Shanghai

Russian Orthodox Church representatives attend conference of compatriots in Shanghai On March 19-20, 2019, the 13th regional conference of Russian compatriots’ organizations in Asia ‘Russian-Speaking Diasporas for Cooperation’ took place in Shanghai.
21.03.2019 18:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a representative of the Syrian Parliament

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with a representative of the Syrian Parliament Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Ms Maria al-Betaar Shehadeh, a member of the Syrian Parliament, National Security Council and Russian-Syrian Friendship Committee, on sidelines of the Second National Inter-disciplinary Congress with international participation devoted to the theme ‘Physical…