On 11 February 2018, Sunday of the Last Judgment, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the capital of Austria.
On 9 February 2018, the delegation of the Interreligious working group of Russia’s Presidental Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations completed its visit to Syria and Lebanon.
The visit of the interreligious delegation from Russia has attracted a broad attention of the Arab mass media. It members gave numerous interviews in intervals between meetings and held briefings to inform the mass media about the aims and tasks of their visit.
On 5 February 2018, the delegation of the Interreligious working group of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations continued its visit to Syria.
On February 4, 2018, the delegation of the interreligious working group under the Russian President’s Council carried out a major action for distribution of humanitarian aid to suffering people in Syria.
On 3 February 2018, a delegation of the Working Group for Rendering Aid to the People of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations began its visit to Syria and Lebanon, which will be completed on February 9.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistӧ on his re-election.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman on his reelection.
Dozens of people died in the fire that broke out on January 26, 2018, in a hospital in the South Korean city of Miryang. A message of condolences over the tragedy was sent to President Moon Jae-In by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
January 26, 2018, the commemoration day of St. Jacob the Bishop of Nisibis, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the church of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Damascus representation.