On 31 August 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who was on a working visit to the USA with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and by invitation of His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada, met with Ms. Anne Glynn-Mackoul,  a member of the World Council of Churches’ Committee for Consensus and Cooperation.

They shared opinions of a wide range of problems of the Orthodox participation in the governing bodies of the World Council of Churches. Ms. Mackoul’s narration of the processes in the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America was followed by a discussion of a visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarchate of Antioch due to take place on 6-9 November 2010. Taking part in the talk was archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, head of the Office of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations of the Orthodox Church in America.

Before his departure, Metropolitan Hilarion met with His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada. Archpriest Alexander Garklavs, chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, joined them in the meeting.

That same day Metropolitan Hilarion departed for Moscow.