On April 5, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with Great Britain’s Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.
On 28 March 2016, over 1200 people gathered at the Catholic Cathedral of Ss Michael and Gudula in Brussels to commemorate the victims of the airport and metro terror attacks and to express solidarity with all those whom the tragedy has affected.
On March 31, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic, at the DECR.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent Easter greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, King Felipe VI of Spain, and the Presidents of Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Columbia and other countries.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia extended condolences to Mr. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan, over the terrorist attack in Lahore that had claimed lives of dozens of people.
On March 21, the Conference of Orthodox Bishops in Austria began its 11th session in Vienna. The Russian Orthodox Church is represented by Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, administrator of the diocese of Vienna and Austria, the website of the Moscow Northeast Vicariate reports.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to King Philippe of the Belgians over the terrorist attacks committed in Brussels on March 22, 2016.
On March 19, 2016, a solemn ceremony took place in the French capital on the occasion of the blessing and installation of the main cupola and a cross on top of the new cathedral church of the diocese of Chersonese, on the Branley embankment.
On 20 March 2016, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, after the Liturgy at the Cathedral Church of Christ the Saviour, Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, read out a congratulatory message to the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on the occasions of the 40th anniversary of the episcopal consecration…
That day was marked by the main celebrations on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of episcopal consecration of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill. The actual date was March 14, Monday of the first week of Lent.