ABBOT EPHRAIM OF VATOPEDI MEETS WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN

Abbot Ephraim and President Putin in 2011. Photo: johnsanidopoulos.com

Orthochristian.com - 1/11/17 Abbot of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos Archimandrite Ephraim met with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. According to monasterium.ru, Fr. Ephraim, one of the most influential spiritual fathers on the Holy Mountain, noted in the conversation with the head of state that all are in need of spiritual communication—janitors and officials, oligarchs and presidents. “They are ...