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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=1679 05 July 2006, 12:39 An Orthodox church to be installed on the compound of Russian Embassy in Beijing
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      05 July 2006, 12:39
      An Orthodox church to be installed on the compound of Russian Embassy in
      Beijing

      Moscow, July 5, Interfax - The problem of a church of the Assumption on the
      compound of the Russian Embassy in Beijing is being solved as was announced
      at the meeting of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all Russia with the
      chief of state administration for religious activities at the PRC State
      Council Ye Xiaowen that took lace during Moscow religious summit.

      Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate reports that the participants
      noted the importance of developing relations between traditional religious
      organizations of Russia and China. The patriarch remarked that desirability
      of cooperation was mentioned in the document approved by state leaders of
      the two countries in 2004 during Russian President Putin's visit to China.

      Ye Xiaowen highly appreciated the religious forum current in Russia and
      noted the part played by religious believers in seeking harmonious world
      order. He underscored the importance of submitting the results of this
      representative interreligious forum to the G8 leaders, thus bringing the
      voice of world religious public to them.

      Alexy II and the Chinese participants in the meeting discussed a wide range
      of problems, including those of the situation of Orthodox Christians and
      the Orthodox ?hurch in China and expressed their willingness to continue
      dialogue.

      The Chinese delegation at the religious summit also includes president of
      the Islamic Association of China Chen Guangyuan and vice-president of the
      Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association Bishop Ma Yinglin of Kunming.
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