The Far Abroad
On 15-17 January 2014, a consultation on Syria took place at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. Taking part in the consultation, initiated by the WCC Secretary General, Rev. Dr. Olav Fukse Tveit, were representatives of the WCC member Churches and the Roman Catholic Church.
On 15th January 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), currently on a visit to Mexico with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Carlos Alberto de Icaza…
At Bento Juarez international airport he was met by Archbishop Justinian, administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate’s parishes in the USA, Bishop Alexis of Mexico (Orthodox Church in America), Russian ambassador E. Malayan, clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church in Mexico and the USA and Russian diplomats in Mexico City.
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 Christmas and New Year greetings to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; King Juan Carlos I of Spain; Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of…