METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK MEETS WITH HIERARCHS OF THE COPTIC CHURCH

On 9 December 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with a delegation of the Coptic Church in the parish house of the Church of “Joy to All the Afflicted” icon of the Mother of God. The delegation, which has arrived in Moscow with the blessing ...

Catholicos Aram I Sends Condolence Letters to Egyptian President & Patriarch Tawadros II

17 February 2015. His Holiness Catholicos Aram I sent letters of condolences and solidarity to President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el­Sisi and Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, for the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts by Islamist extremists in Libya. After expressing his condolences His Holiness reminded the dangerous consequences of extremism that could ...

Primate of the Coptic Church completes his visit to Russia

On 4 November 2014, Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church completed his visit to Russia. On his last day in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros visited the Representation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Moscow. The Primate of the Coptic Church was accompanied by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department ...

Delegation of the Coptic Church headed by Patriarch Tawadros II visit St. Petersburg

On November 1-2, 2014, the delegation of the Coptic Church headed by His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II visited St. Petersburg. The high guests were met at Pulkovo airport by Bishop Nazary of Kronstadt, cleric of the St. Petersburg diocese, Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, and representatives of the city authorities, website of the St. Petersburg Metropolia reports. The ...

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI LAVROV MEETS WITH PRIMATE OF THE COPTIC CHURCH

On 29 October 2014, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Taking part in the meeting on behalf of the Russian Orthodox Church were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR); ...