A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral

A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral
A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral
A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral
A reliquary of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco arrives at Christ the Savior Cathedral

On March 30, 2016, as part of the program “Spiritual Bonds,” a reliquary of the great saint of the 20th century, St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, was brought to Christ the Savior Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Patriarch Kirill calls upon religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to help stop bloodshed in NagornoKarabakh

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent messages to Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshuqur Pasha-zade, chairman of the Caucasus Moslem Board, stating the concern and anxiety with which he took the tragic news about the hostilities in NagornoKarabakh resulting in the death of dozens and wounds of hundreds of people.

Patriarch Kirill meets with British Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow

On April 5, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with Great Britain’s Ambassador to Russia Dr. Laurie Bristow, at the patriarchal and synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery.

Russian Foreign Minister congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the 70th anniversary of the Department for External Church Relations

4 April 2016 marked the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has sent his congratulation to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the occasion of the anniversary. It reads, in particular:

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill meets with Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič

On 31 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia received the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič who is completing his diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation due to his appointment as Permanent Observer to the United Nations Office and Specialized Agencies in Geneva. The meeting took place at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in St Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.