The Far Abroad

11.02.2017 17:49

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch takes part in Russian delegation’s meeting with the President of Lebanon

Representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch takes part in Russian delegation’s meeting with the President of Lebanon The participants in the meeting focused on the defence of Christians in the Middle East.
10.02.2017 15:48

Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk visits Singapore and Malaysia

Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk visits Singapore and Malaysia On 3 February 2017, Archbishop Sergy of Solnechnogorsk began his first visit to Asia as administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the region.
08.02.2017 16:35

Prayers for peace in Syria are offered up at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus

Prayers for peace in Syria are offered up at the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus On 8 February 2017, hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Great Antioch and All the East celebrated prayer service for peace in Syria at the church of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus.
08.02.2017 12:22

Russian parliament members visit Saidnaya Convent in Syria

Russian parliament members visit Saidnaya Convent in Syria On February 7, 2017, Russian State Duma deputies S. Gavrilov, D. Sablin and A. Yuschenko visited the Saidnaya Convent (Patriarchate of Antioch) in the Damascus Province, Syria.
07.02.2017 12:46

Hungarian government gives a grant for restoration and construction of Orthodox churches

Hungarian government gives a grant for restoration and construction of Orthodox churches On February 1, 2017, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a government instruction to allocate a state grant to the Moscow Patriarchate’s Diocese of Hungary for restoration and construction of churches.
03.02.2017 19:12

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Turkish ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met at the DECR with Turkish Ambassador to Russia Huseyin Lazip Dirioz.
03.02.2017 18:49

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Great Britain’s ambassador to Russia On February 3, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) met at the DECR with the British ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow.
03.02.2017 17:31

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with US ambassador to Russia During the meeting, which was held in a constructive atmosphere, the sides discussed various matters of mutual concern.
25.01.2017 11:44

Staff members of Synodal departments meet with Dr. Moushira Khattab, candidate to the post of UNESCO Director-General

Staff members of Synodal departments meet with Dr. Moushira Khattab, candidate to the post of UNESCO Director-General On 25 January 2017, staff members of the Synodal departments of the Russian Orthodox Church met with H. E. Dr. Moushira Khattab, Egypt’s nominee for the post of the Director-General of UNESCO.
21.01.2017 20:12

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy

Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill over death of school children in Italy His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed his condolences to Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán over the death of school children killed in a bus crash in northeast Italy.