Invited were the veterans of war and home front workers residing in the city, their relatives and members of the patriarchal parishes in the USA and of the Eastern American diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia.
On March 27, requiem service for the victims of the Alps air crash, which killed one hundred and fifty people, including the inhabitants of Düssseldorf, was held in the Basilica of St. Lambert, the main Catholic church in the city, press service of the Russian Orthodox Church representation in Germany…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, over the death of the country’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
In his message to Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, head of the Government of the Republic of Singapore, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, expressed condolences over the death of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
The topic of their meeting was ‘The rise of religious radicalism and fundamentalism and the role of inter-religious dialogue in the promotion of tolerance and respect for human dignity.’
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent his condolences to the King of Spain Felipe VI and the Federal Chancellor of Germany Ms. Angela Merkel over the death of passengers and crew of the plane crashed in the Alps.
His Eminence welcomed the high guest to the Department for External Church Relations.
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).
The plot, which size is 640 square metres, has been purchased thanks to special purpose donations by benefactors.
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.