A meeting with the Vatican's UN observer
On May 4, 2005, a working meeting took place in New York of the
secretary of the MP Representation in the USA, Priest of Aleksandr
Abramov, with the the Holy See's permanent observer at the UN,
Archbishop Chelestino Milliore.
In the course of their conversation they discussed questions of state
and problems of the relations of the Russian Orthodox Church and the
Vatican after the beginning of the pontificate of Benedict the XVI.
The importance of uniting the efforts of the two churches in
witnessing the values of the faith in society which is permeated by
the spirit of relativism and denial of the significance of
The possibility for cooperation between the Mission of the Permanent
Observer of the Holy See and the MP Representation in the USA in the
work of a number of United Nations committees and programs became an
object of additional study.