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ROC's efforts "to unite compatriots" abroad

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    https://mospat.ru/en/2013/04/22/news83954/   Metropolitan Hilarion meets with participants of Higher Diplomatic Courses   On 22 April 2013, Metropolitan
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 23 3:48 AM
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      Metropolitan Hilarion meets with participants of Higher Diplomatic Courses
       
      On 22 April 2013, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow
      Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with
      participants in the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy of the
      Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch
      Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The meeting took place at the DECR premises.
      Taking part in the meeting were heads and staff members of the Ministry’s
      Departments and representatives of the Diplomatic Academy.

      The DECR chairman greeted the guests and told them about external activities
      of the Russian Orthodox Church. He said, in particular, that among the DECR’s
      priority tasks was maintaining and developing fraternal relations with the Local
      Orthodox Churches. Then Metropolitan Hilarion told those present about the
      Russian Church’s current relations with the Roman Catholic Church and with other
      Christian confessions, andabout the efforts that the Russian Orthodox Church
      makes in order to unite compatriots living beyond its canonical territory. Among
      the issues touched upon by the DECR chairman in his speech, was the role that
      the Moscow Patriarchate has been playing in the international arena:
      Metropolitan Hilarion told about the Orthodox witness on topical issues at the
      level of international organizations, such as the United Nations, Council of
      Europe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and others.
      At the end of the meeting, Metropolitan Hilarion answered questions from the
      audience.

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