On 23 June 2017, members of the working group for rendering humanitarian aid to the population of Syria of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations arrived in Beirut to hold consultations with representatives of the Syrian and Lebanese religious communities.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences over the tragic consequences of the landslide that had stricken the Sichuan Province in China.
On 22 June 2017, the first consignment of humanitarian aid for the suffering population of Syria, collected with the assistance of the Working group of Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations, was sent to Syria.
On 17-19 June 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Sergiy of Solnechnogorsk, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the East and Southeast Asia, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative Secretariat, paid an archpastoral visit to the Philippines.
On 21 June 2017, Hegumen Philip (Ryabykh), representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Council of Europe and acting representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the European international organizations, took part in a session of the Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU).
Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the diplomat to the Synodal institution responsible for external contacts of the Russian Church.
Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administrative secretariat and administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the countries of East and Southeast Asia arrived in Seoul visited the Republic of Korea on June 15-16, 2017.
On 15 June 2017, the book written by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, “Freedom and Responsibility: A Search for Harmony” in the Korean language, was presented at the capital of the Republic of Korea.
The meeting took place at the parish residence of the Moscow church dedicated to the “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with heads of diplomatic missions of Latin American countries in Russia, at the patriarchal and synodal resident in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow.