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Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with the Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq
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23 May 2022 year 16:16

On May 23, 2022, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met at the DECR with the Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sheikh Human Baqir Hamoudi.

Present at the meeting from the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq were Ali Al-Hasami, assistant to the Chairman, and A. V. Pusovsky, an interpreter. From the DECR side, there was Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, secretary for the affairs of the diaspora.

Metropolitan Hilarion warmly welcomed the guest to the Synodal Department - the Church’s ministry for foreign affairs.

They discussed the state of the interreligious interaction in Russia and in Iraq and prospects for cooperation between religious communities in both countries.

Metropolitan Hilarion said that in Russia, people of traditional religious communities have lived in peace for many centuries. The DECR Chairman also spoke about today’s experience of interreligious cooperation, including on the platform of the Interreligious Council in Russia and the Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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