Statement of the Department for External Church Relations’ Communication Service
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the collection of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people has begun through the efforts of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS). Muscovites have met this initiative with a quick response.
On 3 April 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, professor of the Moscow Theological Academy and of the University of Fribourg, opened a conference on “Episcopal Ordination and…
On 29 March 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius School for Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, met with the delegation of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
On 28 March 2013, H.E. Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, who is taking part in the meeting of the Russian-Thai Intergovernmental Commission on commerce and economic bilateral cooperation, visited the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
On 26 March 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with H. E. Rubén Alberto Beltrán Guerrero, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to the Russian Federation.
According to the established procedure, this year the celebration was held at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Church of St. Sophia.
(Russian) 19 марта 2013 года в Представительстве Элладской Церкви при Европейском Союзе состоялась встреча в узком кругу с участием заместителя директора Бюро политических советников Европейской Комиссии М. Схинасом и представителей Церквей в Брюсселе.
On March 20, 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with Russia’s ambassador to the Vatican A. Avdeyev.
Sergey Stepashin, head of Russia’s Account Chamber, was on a working visit to Palestine from March 13-15, 2013, in his capacity as chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society.