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On 23 May 2018, at the Patriarchal working residence in Chysty Side Street in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Primate of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan.

Taking part in the meeting were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Archbishop Seraphim of Sendai; Archimandrite Gerasim (Shevtsov), cleric of the Cathedral of the Holy Resurrection in Tokyo; Archpriest John Nagaya, cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Metochion in Tokyo; Protodeacon John Fanurakis; and Mr. Dmitry Petrovsky, DECR staff member.

The participants in the meeting discussed various issues pertaining to the life of the Japanese Orthodox Church.

 Patriarchal Press Service/

DECR Communication Service