Orthodox church to be installed in Beijing
05 July 2006, 12:39
An Orthodox church to be installed on the compound of Russian Embassy in
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
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.