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Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in different countries

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=10645 24 July 2013, 17:24 Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in different countries
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      24 July 2013, 17:24
      Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in
      different countries

      Moscow, July 24, Interfax - President Vladimir Putin on July 25 will
      meet Patriarch Kirill and representatives of local Orthodox Churches who
      arrived in Moscow for the celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the
      Baptism of Rus.

      The Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday that the format of the
      meeting is very unique.

      "For the first time the Grand Kremlin Palace will bring together the
      heads and senior clergymen of all 15 existing Christian Orthodox
      Churches uniting over 227 million believers - the Church of Jerusalem,
      Church of Antioch, Church of Ellada, Church of Cyprus, Church of
      Alexandria, the Georgian Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church,
      the Russian Orthodox Church, the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Serbian
      Orthodox Church, the Albanian Orthodox Church, the Polish Orthodox
      Church, the Church of Constantinople, the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands
      and Slovakia and also the Orthodox Church in America," the press release
      says.

      The conversation is expected to focus not only on issues of creed but
      also on pressing international matters affecting the interests of
      Christian Orthodox communities in different countries of the world.
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