There were some sixty representatives of the Union of the Christians of Evangelical Faith in Russia, the Union of the Evangelical Christians-Baptists in Russia, the Church of the Seventh-Day Adventists and Presbyterian communities.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk met, on 2 October 2009 at DECR, with the Archbishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Avgust G. Kruse, who has been recently elected to this post.
Father Adalberto conveyed to Archbishop Hilarion greetings and best wishes from his community and especially its founder Father Enzo Bianchi on the occasion of his entering the office of chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, during his official visit to Rome, met on 18 September 2009 with Pope Benedict XVI of Rome at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.
The 4th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference, which took place at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Orthodox Center in Chambesy near Geneva, completed its work on 12 June 2009. The delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church led by Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, included…