Metropolitan Philaret (Vakhromeyev), Honorary Exarch of All Belarus, age 85, passed in the Lord on 12th January 2021. His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland, and His Beatitude Metropolitan Rastislav of the Czech Lands and Slovakia expressed condolences…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, over the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane crash in the Java Sea near Jakarta.
to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent greetings to Joseph Biden on the occasion of his victory in the presidential election in the United States of America.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolasmk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a letter to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada, expressing his condolences over the demise of Archbishop David (Mahaffey) of Sitka and Alaska.
On 20th November 2020, during its session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered the consequences that ensued from the commemoration by the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus of the schismatic structure acting in Ukraine (Minutes No. 77).
His Holiness Kirill the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus has sent the following message to His Beatitude Anastasios, archbishop of Tirana and All Albania in connection with the recent infection with coronavirus of the Primate of the Albanian Church.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of condolences to Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, over the death of Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain (1991-2013).
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the killing of believers of the Ethiopian Church in the Vallega region of Oromia state.
On November 4, 2020, the National Unity Day, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a traditional talk with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and leaders of religious associations in Russia. This year, the meeting was held in videoconference mode.