Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation

Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation
Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation
Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation
Historic Saint George Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Reopens after Renovation

Saint George Cathedral, the official seat of the Ecumenical Patriarch has reopened after the completion of restoration works in Istanbul. The cathedral is UNESCO world heritage site. His All Holiness Bartholomew – Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch presided over the reopening ceremony 0n 19th November 2017.

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations meets with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

On 21 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the DECR, met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby. Talks were held with the delegation of the Church of England accompanying the Archbishop on his visit to Moscow.

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Primate of Russian Orthodox Church meets with Archbishop of Canterbury

On 21 November 2017, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, head of the Anglican Communion.

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Morocco’s Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), who is on a visit Morocco’s capital city of Rabat with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia with a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church to the round-table conference on Russian Orthodox Church and Compatriots: Experience of Cooperation in Africa and South-West Asia, met with the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom, Mr. Ahmad Taufiq on November 16, 2017.

DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries

DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries
DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries
DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries
DECR chairman attends meeting of Organizing Committee of Days of Russia in foreign countries

he Organizing Committee of the Days of Russia in foreign countries, which include religious activities, held a regular meeting at the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture. It was chaired by the committee cochairmen: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR), and Ms. Manilova, deputy minister of culture.