The Far Abroad

16.04.2017 14:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets heads of foreign states with Easter His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following Easter greeting to the heads of foreign states of the Orthodox Christian tradition: Greece, Cyprus, Serbia and Bulgaria
16.04.2017 14:00

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to the state and public figures in far-abroad countries

DECR chairman sends Easter greetings to the state and public figures in far-abroad countries Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings
11.04.2017 16:23

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with speaker of People’s Council of Syria

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with speaker of People’s Council of Syria On 11 April 2017, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, its chairman, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, met with Mrs. Hadieh Abbas, Speaker of the People’s Council of the Syrian Arab Republic, and a delegation of the Syrian parliamentarians and public officials who accompanied her.
08.04.2017 22:10

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terror attack in Stockholm

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s condolences over terror attack in Stockholm His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden over the terror attack in Stockholm. A truck smashed through the crowd on the Drottninggatan street. Four people were killed, ten injured and taken to hospital.
06.04.2017 13:13

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets for its regular session

Churches in Europe working group of Russian-German forum of civil societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ meets for its regular session On 4-5 April, 2017, the Churches in Europe working group of the Russian-German forum ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ met for its regular session in St. Petersburg. The meeting was devoted to the theme ‘Religious and Ethical Formation and Education in Today’s Russian and German Societies’.
04.04.2017 20:45

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates elected President of the Republic of Serbia

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates elected President of the Republic of Serbia "I wish You good health, God’s help and success in Your responsible labours in future, and peace and prosperity to the Serbian people."
29.03.2017 15:18

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview with Greek Romfea news agency

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview with Greek Romfea news agency Answering the journalist’s questions, Metropolitan Hilarion spoke on the Council that took place in Crete last year, the construction of a Russian church in Cyprus, the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the situation in the Middle East and other issues.
27.03.2017 17:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President Nicos Anastasiadis of Cyprus

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with President Nicos Anastasiadis of Cyprus On March 27, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with President Nicos Anastasiadis of the Republic of Cyprus at his residence in Nicosia.
24.03.2017 17:03

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation On 24 March 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. John Kerr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation. Archpriest Sergy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for far abroad countries, attended the meeting.
24.03.2017 13:05

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Swiss ambassador to Russia On March 24, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia, H. E. Yves Rossier, at the DECR.