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On November 4, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), met with France’s Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert.

They were joined in their talk by Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), DECR vice-chairman, and Ms. M. Courant, first secretary of the French embassy in Russia.

They discussed matters concerning the preparation for a visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to France to take place in the beginning of December, as well as other topics of mutual concern.

DECR Communication Service