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Metropolitan Hilarion was relieved of his post as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Department of the Russian Orthodox Church, permanent member of the Synod and Rector of the All-Church Graduate and Doctoral Studies named after Saints Cyril and Methodius.
According to the results of the meeting of the Synod, Hilarion was appointed administrator of the Budapest-Hungarian diocese, Metropolitan of Budapest and Hungary, according to the results of the meeting of the Synod. In turn, Metropolitan Mark of Budapest and Hungary was released from the administration of the diocese “with gratitude for the work done.”
“Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations and a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church with the title of Volokolamsk to be His Grace Anthony, Metropolitan of Korsun,” — noted in the message.
Anthony temporarily retained the authority to manage the exarchate of Western Europe and the position of head of the Moscow Patriarchate's department for foreign institutions. He was released from the administration of the Korsun diocese.
In July 2021, on the 55th anniversary of Hilarion, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia awarded him the Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh, second degree, “for diligent service.” The patriarch also noted Hilarion's contribution to the development of various aspects of the modern life of the Russian Orthodox Church as rector of the General Church postgraduate and doctoral studies, head of the editorial board of the journal of the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as his scientific and theological work, participation in international meetings and speeches in the media.
Read on RBC Pro Pro How retailers can keep the range familiar to Russians Instructions Pro Why we are losing psychological stability and how to regain it Instructions Pro x The Economist Why Google and Apple so value the “naughty” features of their products Articles Pro Russia is facing galloping inflation. How dangerous it is for business Articles Pro “Everyone thought he was fumbling.” How a chat “genius investor” ruined 100 friends Articles Pro How to work less and be more productive: 4 tips >In the same year, Hilarion became a laureate of the state prize in the field of literature and art. He wrote several articles for the Great Russian Encyclopedia and the Orthodox Encyclopedia, a monograph and the book “Jesus Christ”.
Metropolitan Hilarion is the author of several musical works, and hosts the TV show “The Church and the World” ; and made several films on religious themes. In May 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded him the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
In 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, Hilarion became known as one of the strongest supporters of vaccination. The Metropolitan urged believers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, explained that the side effects are incomparable in severity with the consequences of infection, and also convinced that the vaccine is not a human chip.
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