The Far Abroad

04.12.2013 1:28

Statement by DECR Communication Service on the events in Syrian Maalula

Statement by DECR Communication Service on the events in Syrian Maalula It is reported that some nuns and orphans as well as Mother Superior Pelagia (Sayyaf) were taken hostage and driven away in an unknown direction.
01.12.2013 12:50

Conference ‘The Future of Christianity in Europe. The Roles of Churches and Peoples of Poland and Russia’ completes its work in Warsaw

Conference ‘The Future of Christianity in Europe. The Roles of Churches and Peoples of Poland and Russia’ completes its work in Warsaw Prior to the final session, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and the retired Archbishop Henryk Muszyński, former Metropolitan of Gniezno and the Primate of Poland, were honoured with the award ‘For Merits in Promoting Tolerance-2013’, which the Tolerance Foundation gives to…
26.11.2013 22:19

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Iraq’s Ambassador to Russia Ismail Shafeeq Mohsen

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Iraq’s Ambassador to Russia Ismail Shafeeq Mohsen The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church said that Russia and Iraq had a good and long history of relations, which ‘have been intensively developing since 1958 after certain changes, also in historical science, which is close to me and to people having the similar philosophy of life. I recall…
26.11.2013 21:58

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in the IX Assembly of the World Conference of Religions for Peace

Delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in the IX Assembly of the World Conference of Religions for Peace A delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in the Assembly with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The delegation consisted of archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) – head of the delegation; Rev. Roman Bogdasarov, acting…
22.11.2013 16:00

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Mr. Igor Radojičić, President of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska

Metropolitan Hilarion warmly greeted the high guest and his suite and shared with them reminiscences of his visit to Banja Luka paid at the invitation of the President of the Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, in November 2012. The DECR chairman noted that the development of relations with Republika Srpska was…
18.11.2013 12:47

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with representatives of Iraqi Christian communities

Representatives of the Syrian Catholic Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Chaldean Catholic Church told the DECR chairman of the situation of Christians in their country.
18.11.2013 12:02

DECR chairman meets with Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, UN special envoy to Syria

Metropolitan Hilarion gave him a detailed account of the work done by the Russian Orthodox Church for the betterment of the situation in Syria and the alleviation of sufferings of the Syrian people.
17.11.2013 22:03

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in international colloquium on Syrian crisis

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk takes part in international colloquium on Syrian crisis On 17 November 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, who has arrived in Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, took part in the international colloquium on…
14.11.2013 17:12

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in the Rome presentation of Sergei Averintsev’s book

Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in the Rome presentation of Sergei Averintsev’s book The book was published by the Russian-Italian Academy Sapientia et Scientia and the Publishing House of the Moscow Patriarchate.
13.11.2013 12:03

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador Avdeyev of the Russian Federation to the Holy See

DECR chairman meets with Ambassador Avdeyev of the Russian Federation to the Holy See They discussed a number of topics of mutual interest. Metropolitan Hilarion told Ambassador Avdeyev about his recent trip to Lebanon and noted that Christian minorities in certain countries of the Middle East are persecuted and need protection.