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 22nd December 2020, on the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Association for Protection of Religious Freedom, an online conference on the Plight of Christians in Africa took place at the venue of Rossiya Segodnya Media Group.
(Russian) В ходе международной онлайн-конференции «О положении христиан в Африке» прозвучало выступление митрополита Волоколамского Илариона, председателя Отдела внешних церковных связей Московского Патриархата.
On 19th December 2020, commemoration day of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, while on a working visit to Bari, Italy, officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Basilica of St. Nicholas, on…
Report of Archbishop Leonid of Vladikavkaz and Alania, deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relation (DECR), to the international conference on Syrian refugees’ and internally displaced people’s return to their homes, November 10-12, 2020, Damascus.
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.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Granada has transferred this church to the Orthodox community of the city for use after a meeting between Archbishop Nestor of Madrid and Lisbon and Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez Fernandez of Granada, which took place on October 13.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences to President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron and to Bishop André Marceau of Nice over the death of people as a result of the armed attack in the Church of Notre Dame in Nice.
On October 29, 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with the new Apostolic Nuncio in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Giovanni di’Agnello, who has just arrived in Russia.
On October 22, 2020, the Churches in Europe group of the Russian-German forum of civic societies ‘St. Petersburg Dialogue’ held an annual working meeting in online format.