On August 13, 2018, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Russia Ives Rossier visited the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and was received by the DECR vice-chairman Archpriest Nikolay Balashov.
On August 7, 2018, with a blessing of the dean of the Patriarchal Parishes in Thailand and the Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand, Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), a working group visited the Ban Huai Sua village in the Tanah Seri Hills on the Thailand–Myanmar border.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, over the death of people as the result of the earthquake on Lombok island.
On 29 July 2018, Russia's Navy Day, the compatriots laid flowers to the Hope for Peace Monument in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The divine services marking the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia were celebrated at the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in various countries.
On July 24, 2018, leaders and representatives of the Rossotrudnichestvo missions held a section discussion on Support for Representatives of Partner Non-Commercial Organizations in Developing and Promoting International Humanitarian Projects, as part of their annual meeting at the press center of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On July 24, 2018, widows, parents and children of Russian servicemen who died in Syria, while on a visit to the Arab Republic of Syria at the invitation of President Bashar Assad, made a pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Maaloula and Sednaya.
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has expressed condolences to Prime Minister of the Republic of Greece Alexis Tsipras and His Beatitude Jeronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, over the loss of lives in the fires in Greece. According to the latest reports, the number…
On July 17, 2018, the commemoration day of the Royal Passion-bearers and the centenary of their martyrdom, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the St. Sergius of Radonezh church in Johannesburg. After the service, the opening of an exhibition ‘The Last Romanovs’ was opened at the parish center.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the death of people as a result of floods and landslides in Japan. According to the latest information, the death toll has mounted to 200 people.