Metropolitan Hilarion condemns anti-Christian “genocide” in M. East

Metropolitan Hilarion condemns anti-Christian “genocide” in M. East

Moscow, December 11, Interfax - Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations on Thursday expressed deep anxiety over anti-Christian "genocide" in the Middle East. “The so-called Arab Spring, which has lasted for several years, has led to the violation of principal interreligious and interethnic balances that have been taking ...

Orthodox leaders smooth path to proposed Summit Meeting

12/9/2011 The patriarchs of three ancient Orthodox Christian churches met from 1-2 September in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Christian minorities in the Middle East, and perhaps an even more prickly topic - the move toward a historic pan-Orthodox council - removing major stumbling blocks to what would be the first such gathering in centuries ...

New vice-chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations

Moscow, March 23, Interfax - The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church at its meeting on March 22 in Moscow appointed Hegumen Philaret (Bulekov), who represented the Moscow Patriarchate at the Council of Europe and was rector of the Parish of All Saints in Strasbourg, as vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations. ...

Patriarch’s meeting with Pope getting nearer – Metropolitan Hilarion

26/11/2010 Moscow, November 26, Interfax - The meeting between the Moscow Patriarch and the Pope is getting nearer each day, the Russian Orthodox Church said. "Each day brings us closer to this meeting between the Pope and Patriarch," head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, told journalists in Moscow. "Right now ...

Meeting of Pope and Russian Patriarch impossible without denunciation of proselytism

Moscow, April 10, Interfax - The Pope and the Russian Patriarch may meet after the two Churches overcome their differences over proselytism and Union of Brest, said Bishop Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations."As soon as the signing of say a joint declaration in which the Union [of Brest] ...

Bishop Hilarion becomes Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Chief

Moscow, March 31, Interfax - Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria has been appointed head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations.On Tuesday, the Holy Synod "unanimously approved Bishop Hilarion as chairman of the DECR, Patriarchate spokesman priest Vladimir Vigilyansky told reporters after the meeting."He will now being transferred to Moscow from ...

Russian Church: Christians have limited rights in some States

Vienna, March 5, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church expressed anxiety at alleged discrimination against Christians and members of other religious communities in various countries. At a roundtable at the headquarters in Vienna of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Representation ...