The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Associations sent an appeal to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill as Honorary Chairman of the Interreligious Council of Russia, calling upon him to facilitate the release of the Ukrainian sailors detained on 25th November 2018, as well as the release of “hostages and captives…
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated V. A. Zelensky on his election to the office of President of Ukraine.
On April 21, 2019, eight explosions resounded in churches as well as hotels and other public places in the country’s largest city of Colombo and its suburbs. The death toll exceeded 200; among the victims are people who came to churches for Easter celebrations.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent Easter greetings to heads of non-Orthodox Churches
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, has sent Easter greetings to the heads of other non-Orthodox Churches.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, over the fire that broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral on the 15th of April 2019.
On March 15, 2019, armed people started shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to the latest reports, 49 people were killed and dozens were wounded. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of condolences to New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy.
The statement was adopted at the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on 26 February 2019.
His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, congratulated the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte on the anniversary of his ascension to the Patriarchal throne.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, congratulated the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte, on the occasion of the anniversary of his ascension to the Patriarchate throne.