On 15 September 2017, at the summer residence of the Maronite patriarchs in Dimane, Lebanon, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with His Beatitude Maronite Patriarch Béchara Boutros Cardinal al-Raï.
On 14 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Lebanon.
The Churches in Europe group of the Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ held a working meeting in Berlin.
On the 11th of September 2017, which marked the 16th anniversary of the dreadful terror attack in the United States that had killed almost three thousand people, a requiem service was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine In-the-Fields, the Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in…
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, has given an interview to the Greek Romphaia web portal.
The head of the diplomatic representation in the Republic of Greece told the archpastor about the embassy’s projects for preserving the Russian legacy in Greece and activities for strengthening traditionally fraternal relationships between the peoples of the two countries.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church Relations (DECR) visited the residence of the British ambassador to Moscow for a dinner given on the occasion of the arrival in Moscow of the new rector of the Anglican Parish of St. Andrew, Rev. Canon Malcolm…
The Korean edition of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility: In a search for Harmony’ has received the status of one of the best books of the first half of 2017 from the South Korean Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA).
On 22 August 2017, the second consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, which had been collected with the assistance of the Interreligious Working Group of the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov) met with Al Salvador’s charge d’affaires in Russia Mr. Yuri Pavel Santacruz Perdomo, at the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.