The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to European organizations meets the General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches

March 6, 2017 – The Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church to the European institutions, hegumen Phillip (Ryabykh) has met priest Heikki Huttunen, the General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches. The goal of the meeting was mutual acquaintance and an exchange of opinions about the current state of inter-church affairs on the European continent. Father Phillip told Father Heikki about the work of the Orthodox Monitoring Center, which collects information about the violation of the rights of Orthodox Christians. He emphasized that such a project can be beneficial for cooperation with other religious organizations, who have similar projects within their communities. Both parties exchanged mutual reflections about the peace-bringing role of churches on the European continent.

 


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