The Far Abroad

22.11.2018 15:58

DECR chairman begins his working visit to the Korean Peninsula

DECR chairman begins his working visit to the Korean Peninsula On 22 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) arrived in Seoul with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
20.11.2018 16:37

International conference on the Church’s Care of Mentally Ill People

International conference on the Church’s Care of Mentally Ill People The international conference on The Church’s Care of Mentally Ill People took place on November 13-14, 2018, at the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
18.11.2018 23:15

Delegation headed by Metropolitan Hilarion brings humanitarian aid to boarding school in Syria

Delegation headed by Metropolitan Hilarion brings humanitarian aid to boarding school in Syria Headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the delegation that was in Damascus from November 17 to 18, 2018, brought a consignment of humanitarian supply including winter clothes and toys to the boarding school for children of fallen servicemen in Damascus.
18.11.2018 21:37

Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference

Heads and high-ranking representatives of religious communities in Syria and Russia meet in Damascus for conference On November 17, 2018, a conference of the heads and high-ranking representatives of traditional religious communities in Syria and the interreligious delegation from Russia, headed by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), took place at the main hall of the Patriarchate…
18.11.2018 20:25

Patriarch Kirill’s letter of condolences over the loss of lives as a result of wildfires in California

Patriarch Kirill’s letter of condolences over the loss of lives as a result of wildfires in California His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, has expressed condolences to President of the United States of America over the loss of lives in the fires in California.
18.11.2018 16:03

(Russian) Состоялась встреча председателя ОВЦС с министром по делам вакуфов Сирии

(Russian) Состоялась встреча председателя ОВЦС с министром по делам вакуфов Сирии On 17 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic and met with the Minister, Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed.
16.11.2018 13:01

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy in Cairo

DECR chairman visits Russian Embassy in Cairo On 15 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visited, while in Egypt, the Russian Embassy in Cairo and met with Mr. Sergei Kirpichenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Egypt.
15.11.2018 10:37

Foundation stone for Russian cultural center and Russian Orthodox church blessed in Singapore

Foundation stone for Russian cultural center and Russian Orthodox church blessed in Singapore On November 13, 2018, President Vladimir Putin attended the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for a Russian cultural center and a Russian Orthodox church in Singapore.
13.11.2018 22:12

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with newly appointed Czech Ambassador to Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with newly appointed Czech Ambassador to Russia On 13 November 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with H.E. Vitězslav Pivoňka, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation.
12.11.2018 16:17

Medical doctors on humanitarian mission to Syria visit Damascus representation of Russian Orthodox Church

Medical doctors on humanitarian mission to Syria visit Damascus representation of Russian Orthodox Church (Russian) Основная задача прибывших в Сирию российских врачей – отбор раненых в ходе военных действий в Сирии детей с ампутированными конечностями и их последующая отправка в российские медицинские учреждения для протезирования и оказания психологической помощи.