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Patriarch of the Melkite Church Yussef Absi met with a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church

Patriarch of the Melkite Church Yussef Absi met with a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church
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15 December 2023 year 20:14

On December 14, 2023, Archimandrite Philip (Vasiltsev), a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, was received by Patriarch Yussef I Absi of the Melkite Church at his residence in the historic centre of Damascus.

During a lengthy conversation, which took place in a fraternal atmosphere, issues of cooperation and interaction between the Melkite Patriarchate and the Representative Office of the Russian Orthodox Church in Damascus were discussed.

According to the website of the Representative Office, the interlocutors also touched on the situation of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the adoption by the Ukrainian authorities of bills aimed at infringing on the rights of Orthodox believers.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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