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In the evening of November 19, 2019, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III arrived in Moscow. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem is accompanied by Archbishop Aristarchos of Konstantina and Archdeacon Mark (Henderson).

During his stay in Russian His Beatitude will attend ceremony of awarding the winners of the prize of the Public International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations.

Meeting His Beatitude at Sheremetyevo airport were Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External  Church Relations (DECR), his deputy Archbishop Leonid of Vladikavkaz and Alania, Hegumen Feofan (Lukianov), head of the DECR protocol section, and Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations.

On November 20, Patriarch Theophilos III had a fraternal meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The meeting took place at the Patriarchal chambers of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.