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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church

Hilarion in GeorgiaOn 4 June 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) paid a visit to Georgia with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Metropolitan Hilarion was received at the Patriarchal residence in Tbilisi by His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia. Among those taking part in the meeting were hierarchs of the Georgian Orthodox Church: Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Shio of Senaki and Chkhorotskhu, Metropolitan Theodore of Akhaltsikhe and Tao-Klarjeti, and Bishop Vakhtang of Nikortsminda; Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for Inter-Orthodox relations, and Mr. Alexander Yershov, assistant to the DECR chairman.

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