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Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in various countries

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/print.php?act=news&id=10645 2013-07-24 17:24:00 Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in different
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      2013-07-24 17:24:00
      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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