The Ad Hoc Inter-Orthodox Commission for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council will continue its work until 21 February 2015, at the Orthodox Centre of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Chambésy near Geneva. Considered at the session is a draft document “The Orthodox Church’s Contribution to the Triumph of Peace, Justice, Freedom, Brotherhood, and Love among Nations and to the Elimination of Racial and Other Forms of Discrimination,” adopted by the 3rd Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Consultation (28 October – 6 November 1986).

Addressing the participants in the session, Metropolitan Hilarion conveyed to them greetings and best wishes from His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and shared with them the opinions on the preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council, expressed by archpastors of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Bishops’ Conference on 2-3 February 2015. The chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations also presented his thoughts on the improvement of the document.

In Chambésy, Metropolitan Hilarion held meetings with a number of hierarchs representing the Local Orthodox Churches in the Commission.

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