On 1 June 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with H. E. Boyko Kotzev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow.
On 1 June 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Primež Šeligo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to the Russian Federation, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Russia.
June the 1st, 2018, will mark 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Singapore. On the occasion of the anniversary, a display of archive documents on the Russia-Singapore relations was opened on May 22 in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Kim informed the DECR vice-chairman of the Spring Festival of Korean culture to take place in Russia in the late May. The participants in the meetings discussed issues of mutual interest.
On May 12, 2018, Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East, visited the Damascus representation of the Vatican and met with the Apostolic Nuncio in Syria, Cardinal Mario Zenari.
On 5 May 2018, as part of the commemorative events marking the 95th anniversary of the exodus of the First Army Corps of General Vrangel’s Russian Army from Turkey, a delegation of St Andrew Foundation, led by Mr. Vladimir Yakunin, visited the Patriarchate of Constantinople and met with Metropolitan Elpidophoros…
On May 8, 2018, Archbishop Antoniy of Vienna and Budapest, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, visited the Croatian city of Ilok to take part in the opening of a renewed memorial to the Soviet soldiers who died there in 1944.
On 23-30 April 2018, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Antony of Vienna and Budapest, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, was on a working visit in the United States.
The first official visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Albanian Orthodox Church took place from April 28 to 30, 2018.
In the course of the talk, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted that many good changes took place in the life of Albania and in its capital city in recent years. A great contribution to it was made in particular by Mr. Edi Rama who had been the mayor of Tirana…