Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow patriarchate department for external church relations, who is on a visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs, visited on 19 November 2009 the Church of the Intercession in Harbin.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message of greetings to the Conference on the Identity of Values for Europe held on November 19-10, 2009, in Venice. This forum was initiated by the European People’s Party. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Brothers and Sisters: I…
Press service of the Representation of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarch of Antioch report that one of the objectives of the community is support and assistance to Russian diaspora in Lebanon in exercising human rights and freedoms, including the right to express, maintain and develo0…
The delegation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organization and the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations held talks on 17 November 2009 in Beijing with leaders of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA).
Archbishop Hilarion and other members of the official delegation of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations and the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations were welcomed by Russian Ambassador in Beijing S. Razov, minister-counsellor E. Tomikhin and other Russian diplomats in China.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and member of the Presidential Council for Religious Affairs, has arrived in Beijing on 16 November 2009 on the invitation of the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk led the inauguration of the Paris Orthodox Seminary on 14 November 2009, the Day of Sts Cosmas and Damian the Unmercenery Physicians.
During his meeting with foreign journalists on 11 November 2009, Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk answered questions concerning urgent problems of society today.
‘We never refer to two patriarchates in Ukraine – those of Moscow and Kiev. We maintain that there is one canonical Orthodox Church in Ukraine and also a group that has arbitrarily and illegally named itself as ‘patriarchate’.
During his meeting with foreign media people on 11 November 2009, Archbishop Hilarion spoke on burning issues of inter-Christian relations. He said in particular that considerable improvements took shape in relations with the Roman Catholic Church in recent years.