1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia

On March 4, 2013 at the Patriarchal and Synodic residence at St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill received Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil ,the administrator of the Department for External-Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and Mr. Sergey Levochkin, head of the Russian Presidential Administration.

Members of the National Council of Churches in Australia along with Minister

National Heads of Churches of Australia held its regular semiannual session on 6 March 2013, under the presidency of Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church at the premises of the Cathedral church of Holy Prince Lazar in Alexandria, which is the seat of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand.

Enthronement of Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda

Enthronement of Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda
Enthronement of Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda
Enthronement of Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda
Enthronement of Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda

On 24th February 2013 His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, conducted the first Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Bujumbura, together with His Eminence Jonah Metropolitan of Kampala and His Grace Innokentios Bishop of Burundi and Rwanda.

Message of Patriarch Kirill regarding the Pope's resignation

To Your Holiness, Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus of Rome

Your Holiness!

In these special days for you I would like to express feelings of brotherly (fraternal) love in Christ and respect. The decision to leave the office of the bishop of Rome, which you announced on February 11 this year with humbleness and simplicity, has found a warm response in the hearts of millions of Catholics.

Patriarch Bartholomew meets with German Chancellor

On Monday, February 25, 2013, following a personal invitation from the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, His All-Holiness met with the Chancellor of Germany, the Hon. Angela Merkel, at the residence of the Prime Minister in Ankara. His All-Holiness was accompanied by Fr. Joachim, Undersecretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod, and Mr. Lakis Vingas, representative of the minority institutions with the General Board of Foundations in Ankara.