Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin met in Moscow on October 6 with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations.
Metropolitan Hilarion spoke about the history of Russian Orthodoxy
and its rebirth over the past 25 years.
According to the Moscow
Patriarchate, he also discussed the “fruitful development” of ecumenical
relations, with “protection of the traditional family, aid to
persecuted Christians, and cooperation in the sphere of education and
culture” being seen as “the priority areas in the Orthodox-Catholic