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June 16, 2017 – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met with Macedonia’s Ambassador to Russia Goce Karajanov, at the CMI. Present at the meeting were also Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations, and Deacon Andrey Titushkin, DECR secretariat for the far abroad.

Metropolitan Hilarion warmly welcomed the head of the Macedonian diplomatic mission to the higher education institution.

Mr. Karajanov, in his turn, thanked the DECR chairman for assistance in organizing the recent visit of the Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to Moscow.

They discussed a number of issues of mutual concern.

DECR Communication Service