Welcoming Mr. Morawski, His Holiness noted in particular the long-standing experience of good relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Christian Public Association.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following message to Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland on the occasion of the anniversary of his enthronement. Your Eminence: I cordially greet You with the anniversary of Your election Primate of the Orthodox Church of Finland. I…
The Rev. Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov), Moscow Patriarchate representative to the Council of Europe, met on 15 December 2009 with the newly-elected Secretary General of this major European international organization, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi wishing him a speedy recovery: Dear Mr. Berlusconi, Please accept my sincere compassion over the incident in Milan. The service of a state leader always involves risk and danger. When a…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following letter to the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland: Dear Mr. Jagland, Kindly accept my cordial congratulations on your election to the important post of Secretary General of the Council of Europe. Your long-standing experience of state…
The book is based on the Candidate’s dissertation ‘Esseys on the History of Orthodoxy in Estonia’ defended by the then Metropolitan Alexy of Tallinn in 1984 at the Leningrad Theological Academy, the news service of the Russian World foundation has reported.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Beatitude Archbishop Jonah of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada celebrated the Divine Liturgy and prayer service at the Church of St. Catherine-in-the-Fields.
His Beatitude Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, arrived in Moscow on December 5, 2009, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, to take part in the celebrations devoted to the 15th anniversary of the OCA Representation Church in…
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met on December 3 with Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux, Mgr Benoit Riviere, Bishop of Autun, and Mgr Jacques Blaquart, Auxiliary Bishop of Bordeaux. Present at the meeting was also Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Holy See Representative in the Russian Federation.
On 1 December 2009, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with a group of auditors of Higher Diplomatic Courses at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MID). The meeting took place at the Red Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.