The Far Abroad

13.01.2018 16:58

Christmas reception at Russian General Consulate in New York

Christmas reception at Russian General Consulate in New York An official Christmas reception on behalf of Consul General S. Ovsyannikov and Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk was given at the Russian General Consulate in New York.
08.01.2018 20:08

Orthodox children in Syrian Latakia received Christmas gifts from Moscow parish

Orthodox children in Syrian Latakia received Christmas gifts from Moscow parish The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties and the Russian national organization of veterans ‘Fighting Brotherhood’ have brought to Syria and handed over to the Sunday school of the church of St. John the Baptist (Patriarchate of Antioch) Christmas gifts and school stationary collected by the Sunday school children…
07.01.2018 1:05

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets heads of foreign states with Christmas and New Year

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church greets heads of foreign states with Christmas and New Year To mark the feast of the Nativity of Christ and the New Year, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to the heads of the foreign countries belonging to the Orthodox tradition.
07.01.2018 1:02

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year

DECR chairman greets foreign statesmen and public figures with Nativity of Christ and New Year Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Christmas greetings
22.12.2017 12:18

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia On 22 December 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR)- met with H.E. Boyko Kotzev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation.
22.12.2017 12:02

DECR chairman meets with the Ambassador of Portugal to Russia

DECR chairman meets with the Ambassador of Portugal to Russia On 22 December 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Portuguese Republic to the Russian Federation.
12.12.2017 13:18

Syrian minister thanks Russian religious communities for rendering aid to the people of Syria

Syrian minister thanks Russian religious communities for rendering aid to the people of Syria The participants in the meeting discussed cooperation between the Interreligious working group and the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic.
24.11.2017 18:55

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s condolences upon the terror action in a mosque near the Egyptian city of El-Arish

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church’s condolences upon the terror action in a mosque near the Egyptian city of El-Arish On November 24, 2017, a terror attack was carried out during the Friday worship at the Sufi mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai in Egypt.
24.11.2017 12:29

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Romania to Russia On 24 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vasile Soare, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Russian Federation.
22.11.2017 15:48

DECR chairman meets with Italian ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Italian ambassador to Russia Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-graduate Studies (CMI), met with H. E. Cesare Ragaglini, Italian ambassador to Russia, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Moscow, at the CMI.