Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Русская версияУкраинская версияМолдавская версияГреческая версияАнглийская версия
Patriarchate

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attends Fifth World Holocaust Forum

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attends Fifth World Holocaust Forum
Version for print
24 January 2020 year 09:39

On 23 January 2020, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, attended the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, which took place at the Yad Vashem remembrance center in Jerusalem. The forum was held under the motto “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism”.

The event timed for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army troops was organized by the State of Israel, the European Jewish Congress and the World Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

A message of greeting was sent to the forum by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Among the participants in the forum were heads and high-ranking representatives of 47 states. Among the speakers were Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, USA Vice-President Michael Pence, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Prince Charles of Wales, Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The participants were also addressed by Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, president of the World Holocaust Remembrance Foundation; Rabbi Israel Meir Lau; and Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate.

The participants saw video records of the Holocaust history, the liberation of camp prisoners and today’s manifestations of antisemitism. The international orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov played several musical compositions.

The forum concluded with the ceremony of laying wreaths at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Russian, Greek

Materials on the theme

Church for Russian Orthodox community consecrated in Lebanon

DECR deputy chairman meets with Iranian diplomats

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church took part in a conference on inter-confessional harmony in Bishkek

Statement by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on the events at Makhachkala airport [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

DECR Chairman takes part in the forum of religious leaders in Azerbaijan

Advisor to Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’ receives Serbian state award

Congratulations of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to the President of Turkey on his 70th birthday [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates Mr Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on his re-election as President of Egypt [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Churches in Europe working group of St. Petersburg Dialogue Forum meets in St. Petersburg

Delegation of Assyrian Church of the East visits holy sites in Mordovia Metropolia and Diveyevo Convent

DECR chairman visits Moscow Metochion of the Patriarchate of Antioch

Metropolitan Anthony meets with executive director of Malankara Church’s Department of Ecumenical Relations

The Visit of Archbishop Theophan of Korea to Pyongyang had Concluded

Metropolitan Joanikije of Montenegro and the Littoral celebrates memorial service for Bishop Antonije (Pantelić) at his grave in Moscow

Memorial service held for soldiers who fell in battle on the River Khalkhin

Thanksgiving celebrated at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Tehran

Russian President presents an icon to the Church of the Intercession in Harbin

Primate of the Assyrian Church of the East was awarded Russian Order of Friendship

Speech by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill at the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Russia’s religious communities [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk attended the reception given on the occasion of the state visit to Russia made by PRC President Xi Jinping