Archbishop Volokolamskii Hillarion have met the Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius
At the day of May 19th, the Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius received in a visit in Damascus, the President of the Foreign Church Affairs Department of the Moscow Patriarchy, the Archbishop Volokolamskii Hillarion. Archbishop Hillarion is in a short working visit of Syria, with blessing of the Patriarch of Moscow and whole Russia, Cyril.
During the talks, the current subjects of the Orthodox life have been discussed. The matters connected to the soon coming official visit of the Russian Patriarch Cyril to the Church of Antioch have been considered also in the talks.
Archbishop Hillarion was accompanied by the Deputy President of the Foreign Church Affairs Department of the Moscow Patriarchy, archpriest Nikolai Balashov, and the representative of the Moscow Patriarchy and the whole Russia at the Patriarchy of Antioch, archimandrite Alexander Elisov.