The Alexandrian Primate meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt

On 31st October 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, as part of his presence at the 2nd International conference on "Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East" taking place in Athens, had a courtesy visit with His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arabic Republic of Egypt Mr Sameh Shoukry.

Important meetings of the Alexandrian Primate in Athens

On 1st  November 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, as part of his brief stay in Greece to participate in the 2nd International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” held in Athens, had a courtesy visit with His Excellency the Naval Chief of Egypt Mr. Rear Hassan, in the presence of His Excellency the Egyptian Ambassador to Greece Mr. Mohamed Monib.

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

On October 31, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), attended a festive reception given at the Pashkov House to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Patriarch Bartholomew consecrates restored church in Constantinople Orthodox cemetery

The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Şişli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza.

Russian Church has 180 million faithful; 36,000 churches; 1,000 monasteries; 56 seminaries—pat. Kirill

On an official visit to the Romanian Orthodox Church last week, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke of the rebirth of Orthodoxy in both Russia and Romania, following the fall of communism in both countries. According to the primate, the number of faithful included in the flock of the Russian Orthodox Church worldwide has reached 180 million, reports RIA-Novosti.