Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

On 24 September 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, began his working visit to Rome.

17.5 ton bell installed in Novospassky Monastery bell tower

Work on the installation of a new massive bell in the bell tower of the men’s Novospassky Monastery on Krestyanskaya Square has been completed, reports Interfax-Religion.

The new bell, made from a fusion of copper and pewter, weighs 17.5 tons; the monastery’s bell tower is 264 ft. high, making it the second tallest in the capital, after the Ivan the Great bell tower in the Kremlin, which measures 266 ft.

Relics of martyred Queen Ketevan arrive in Georgia

A piece of the relics of holy Great Martyr Queen Ketevan arrived in Tbilisi from India yesterday. The reliquary was greeted at the Tbilisi airport by His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II as well as clergy and faithful of various churches, reports Blagovest-Info.

Ancient icons stolen over a century ago found during school repairs in Kuban

Three ancient icons, presumably stolen around 120 years ago, were discovered during repairs to a children’s art school in Kuban, in the southern Russian federal district of Krasnodar Krai, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs representative Irina Volk reported to Interfax-Religion.