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The Russian Orthodox Church. Department for External Church Relations

  • Non- Governmental and Other Organisations

  • Christianity (Orthodox)
  • Русская Православная Церковь. Отдел внешних церковных связей; Chiesa Ortodossa Russa. Dipartimento per le relazioni esterne del Patriarcato di Mosca; Ρωσική Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία. Τμήμα Εξωτερικών Εκκλησιαστικών Σχέσεων; Eglise orthodoxe russe. Département des relations extérieures; La Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa. Departamento de Relaciones Exteriores Eclesiásticas

    • 22, Danilovsky val, Danilov monastery DECR MP, 115191 Moscow, Russian Federation
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Maintain the Church's relations with Local Orthodox Churches, non-Orthodox Churches, Christian organisations and non-Christian religious communities, as well as governmental, parliamentary, inter-governmental, religious, public bodies abroad, and public international organisations.


DECR was founded by the Holy Synod on 4 April 1946, when the development of the Church's external activities made it urgent to establish a special church body for sustaining this essential aspect of church life. As of 2019 some DECR functions were transferred to the newly-established department for church-state relations, which was creted to maintain relations with legislative bodies, political parties, trade unions, creative profession associations and other institutes of the civil society in the canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate.

IRD Activities

  • Dialogue with People of Other Religions

    The Russian Orthodox Church has participated in interreligious dialogue in various forms and on various levels, indicating and advocating their position on socially significant issues, such as moral norms and values, peaceful coexistence, respect for human dignity, protection of the environment, human rights, etc.

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