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On February 4, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with lawyer Giuseppe Musumeci, president of the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation, at the Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Participating in the meeting was also Rev. Alexy Dikarev of the DECR secretarial for inter-Christian relations.

Mr Musumeci conveyed to Metropolitan Hilarion best regards from Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council of Culture. They discussed the ways in which the Foundation can cooperate with the Department for External Church Relations is such areas as culture, environment protection, interreligious dialogue and the protection of persecuted Christians.

Special attention was given to the work of the Russian-Italian Coordinating Committee “Ethical Enterprise” established by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation in 2010 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill.

 DECR Communication Service