The Far Abroad

26.01.2015 14:47

Book on social ministry of the Church is presented in Padua

Book on social ministry of the Church is presented in Padua The presentation was timed to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and for peace in the world.
11.01.2015 22:58

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with his 40th birthday

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with his 40th birthday His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Italy, on his 40th birthday.
07.01.2015 10:01

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas greetings to heads of states

Patriarch Kirill’s Christmas greetings to heads of states His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following Christmas greetings to heads of states belonging to the Orthodox tradition in far abroad. He greeted in particular Presidents Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria, Nicos Anastasiadis of Cyprus, Gjogre Ivanov of Macedonia, Klaus Iohannis of Romania, Tomislav Nicolic…
07.01.2015 10:00

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of foreign states, foreign public figures and statesmen

DECR chairman sends Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of foreign states, foreign public figures and statesmen Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; King Felipe VI of Spain; Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein; Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia; Mr. Bronisław…
21.12.2014 8:17

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s president and prime minister

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Macedonia’s president and prime minister On December 20, 2014, while on a visit to Skopje with the blessing of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Macedonia’s President Georje Ivanov. Participating in the meeting was Russia’s Ambassador O. Shcherbak.
18.12.2014 1:08

DECR Chairman meets with Prime Minister of Bulgaria

DECR Chairman meets with Prime Minister of Bulgaria On 17 December 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Mr. Boyko Borisov.
16.12.2014 16:38

DECR chairman meets with Austria’s Ambassador to Russia

DECR chairman meets with Austria’s Ambassador to Russia The participants in the meeting exchanged their views on the situation in Ukraine and on other issues of international relations.
16.12.2014 16:35

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of Hungary to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with newly appointed Ambassador of Hungary to Russia Warmly greeting the guest, Metropolitan Hilarion noted traditionally good relations between the Department for External Church Relations and the Hungarian diplomatic mission in Moscow and told about many years of his service as administrator of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Diocese of Budapest and Hungary.
12.12.2014 14:39

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with President of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey On 11 December 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez, head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, usually referred to as Diyanet, at the Patriarchal residency in Chisty side-street.
10.12.2014 15:10

Head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia visits Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

Head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia visits Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies On December 8, 2014, with the blessing of the rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the CMI students met with the head of the European Union’s delegation in Russia, Mr. Vygaudas Ušackas.