Wednesday, July 11, 2018

EP - Moscow try to "preserve inter-Orthodox unity"

(ROC) - On 9 July 2018, at his working residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill met with members of a delegation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople – Metropolitans Emmanuel of France and Bartholomew of Smyrna.

Representing the Russian Orthodox Church at the meeting were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, and Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR vice-chairman.

The participants in the meeting discussed various issues pertaining to the preservation of the inter-Orthodox unity.


  1. I see you forgot to mention that Greece is expelling two Russian diplomats: "Through monetary rewards they are trying to influence municipalities, metropolitans in the Greek Orthodox hierarchy, and to gain influence in Mount Athos."
    I guess the Russians think that because the MP hierarchy is an arm of the government the same applies to the Greek metropolitans.

  2. Forgot? No. Have other things to do between postings? Yes.