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13 November 201718:48

Press release on the 22nd meeting of the Working Group for cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church

2172-13-11-2017

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On November 13, the 22nd meeting of the Working Group for cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church, co-chaired by State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and the Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, was held at the Foreign Ministry’s Reception House.

The participants discussed various aspects of cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church since the 21st meeting of the Working Group, including the persecution of Christians in various regions and the protection of traditional values in the context of developing state-confessional and interreligious dialogue.

They also outlined the main activities of the Working Group for the near future.

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