3 December 201913:53

Press release on the 24th meeting of the working group for cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church

2502-03-12-2019

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On December 3, the working group for cooperation between the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church held its 24th meeting, co-chaired by State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, at the Foreign Ministry’s Reception House.

The participants discussed various aspects of cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Russian Orthodox Church that have taken place since the 23rd meeting of the working group, including the agenda of the persecution of Christians in different regions of the world and the protection of believers’ rights and traditional values in the context of advancing the dialogues between the state and religious groups and between followers of different faiths.

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