On January 23, 2021, a ceremony of the official transfer of the 16th century church of St. Bartholomew to the local Russian Orthodox community took place in Granada, Spain.
On January 25, 2021, the chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in Russia, H. E. Pierre Levy.
The chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate the metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion answered questions put to him by the presenter of The Church and the World programme Yekaterina Gracheva which was broadcast on 23rd January 2021 on Rossia-24.
On January 25, 2021, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with H. E. Khaled Shawabkeh, ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Russian Federation, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
On 21st January 2021 the Patriarchal exarch to Western Europe the metropolitan of Chersonesus and Western Europe Anthony (Sevryuk), during a working visit to Italy, visited the Russian diplomatic representation to the Vatican.
In the Unites States of America, during the opening of the new session of Congress, Emanuel Cleaver, a member of the House of Representatives, read out what he called a politically correct prayer.
“However, when from the sphere of taste all this moves to the sphere of politics, the situation gets much more serious, because disappearance of such fundamental notions as mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, etc., from the political lexicon is not just a sign of new fashion or new tastes,…
On 24th January 2021, on the 33rd Sunday after Pentecost and after Theophany, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations the metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Moscow Church of the ‘Joy of All Afflicted’ Icon of the Mother of God on Bolshaya Ordynka…
In 2018-2019, the clergymen of the Vinnitsa diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church experienced the unprecedented pressure on the part of the former bishop and government agencies that had tried to transfer all parishes of the canonical Church to the newly created schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine”(OCU).
Commentary by the chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church the metropolitan of Boryspil and Brovary Anthony published on the chancellor’s Facebook page at the Public Relations Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.