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On September 26, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, met with the newly-appointed ambassador of the Russian Federation to Slovakia, Mr. A. Fedotov.

Metropolitan Hilarion welcomed the diplomat to the synodal department responsible for the Russian Church’s international contacts. He told his guest about the composition of the Slovakian society and the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, which also serves in the territory of the Republic of the Slovak Republic.

Mr. Fedotov thanked Metropolitan Hilarion for the opportunity to meet. They discussed various aspects of spiritual support for Russians living in Slovakia, cultural cooperation and other matters of mutual concern.

In conclusion of the meeting, the DECR chairman wished Mr. Fedotov success in his diplomatic service and presented him with a token of the meeting.

DECR Communication Service