Putin to discuss interests of Christian Orthodox communities in various countries
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
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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