[Minimally edited macine translation] http://www.mospat.ru/ru/2012/10/15/news72997/
Metropolitan Hilarion met with U.S. Ambassador to Russia
On October 15, 2012, in the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, a meeting took place between DECR chairman Metropolitan Hilarion with the US' Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul. The meeting was also attended by the U.S. Embassy's Deputy Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, Howard Solomon and Secretary for foreign countries Archpriest Sergei Zvonarev and DECR staff member MH Palacio.
Metropolitan Hilarion wished the diplomat success in his work in Moscow. Vladyka told M. McFaul told about the situation of the Orthodox Church in America and other Orthodox jurisdictions in the United States, as well as contemporary life and work of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia and other countries on its canonical territory. The Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate's shared with guests his vision of the place and role of the Russian Church in the social sphere.
The meeting participants also discussed other issues of mutual interest.
По окончании беседы митрополит Иларион вручил М. Макфолу памятные подарки. Following the conversation, Metropolitan Hilarion presented M. McFaul memenos of the meeting.
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