The Far Abroad

24.03.2015 18:51

DECR chairman meets with the newly-appointed ambassador of Poland to Russia

DECR chairman meets with the newly-appointed ambassador of Poland to Russia His Eminence welcomed the high guest to the Department for External Church Relations.
20.03.2015 17:29

Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in Spain and Portugal meets in Madrid

Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in Spain and Portugal meets in Madrid Participating in the session were Metropolitan Polykarpos of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Constantinople), Bishop Luke of Western Europe (Serbian Patriarchate), and Bishop Timotei of Spain and Portugal (Patriarchate of Romania).
20.03.2015 16:38

Lower chapel and baptistery to be built at the Orthodox church in Pattaya

Lower chapel and baptistery to be built at the Orthodox church in Pattaya The plot, which size is 640 square metres, has been purchased thanks to special purpose donations by benefactors.
18.03.2015 14:29

United Nations Humans Rights Council adopts the first ever statement in support of Christians in the Middle East

United Nations Humans Rights Council adopts the first ever statement in support of Christians in the Middle East The appearance of this statement has been dictated by the catastrophic situation of Christians in the Middle East who have been subjected to unprecedented persecution by the Islamic State and other terrorist groupings.
16.03.2015 19:26

DECR vice-chairman meets with French President’s Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet

DECR vice-chairman meets with French President’s Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, met with Mr. Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet of the President of France, at the DECR.
13.03.2015 13:20

Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s ambassador in USA

Administrator of Patriarchal Parishes in the USA meets with Russia’s ambassador in USA On March 12, 2015, the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop Ioann of Naro-Fominsk, met with Russia’s ambassador to the USA, Mr. S. Kislyak, at his residence in Washington.
11.03.2015 20:02

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Semjén

Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, Dr. Semjén His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Dr. Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary.
11.03.2015 19:54

Center for Monitoring the Rights and Freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe launches its website

Center for Monitoring the Rights and Freedom of Orthodox Christians in Europe launches its website The project has been initiated with the support of the Moscow Patriarchate Representation to the Council of Europe.
06.03.2015 18:45

Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate,  at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society  on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council Address by Archimandrite Philaret, vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, at the conference organized by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society on the sidelines of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland, the 2nd of March 2015)
06.03.2015 17:45

DECR vice-chairman takes part in conference on protection of Christians in the Middle East

DECR vice-chairman takes part in conference on protection of Christians in the Middle East The conference was convened on the initiative of Russia, Lebanon, Armenia, and a non-governmental organization, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, with the participation of the Paris Institute of Democracy and Cooperation and with the assistance of Russia’s permanent representation to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.