Ecumenical Patriarch arrives in Russia


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On 22nd of May 2020 the Ecuemnical Patriarch Alll His Holiness Bartholomew I arrived in Russia. At the Vnukovo airport, His Holiness met the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion, Archbishop Arseny of Istra, secretary of the Moscow Patriarchate by foreign institutions , Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, chairman of the Department of Religious Education and Catechism of the Russian Orthodox Church , Bishop Zaraisk Mercury, the head of the Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate bishop Solnechnogorsky Sergius, bishops Bronitsky Ignatius, Krasnogorsky Irinarkh, Jerome (Chernyshev), Gryaznov Kirill, chairman of the Synodal Information Department, VR Legoyda, deputy chairman of the DECR, Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, Dean of the central district of Moscow , Archpriest Vladimir Divakov, the clergy of Moscow, clergy, monks, the governors and the Abbess – more than 250 people.

Also among the welcoming the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople had been authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation in Central Federal District GS Poltavchenko, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation AA Avdeev, Ambassador of Greece in Russia Mikhail Spinellis, Embassy of Greece, the first seretar Embassy Ahmet Akynty, students, Sunday school in Moscow.

In the journey of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople Patriarchate, accompanied by a delegation of bishops of Austria Michael Miriofitskogo and Peristasiyskogo Irenaeus, Emmanuel, secretary general of the Holy Synod of Archimandrite Elpidofora, Archimandrite Bessarion, Archdeacon of Maxim and a few lay people.

At the airport, held a brief conversation with the two Patriarchs of the media.

Press office of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia