Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Pope Francis
On 21 October 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the DECR chairman, met with Pope Francis at the “Domus Sanctae Marthae” hotel in Vatican.
Pope Francis thanked Metropolitan Hilarion for greetings he brought to the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church and conveyed his best wishes to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Discussed were topics on the agenda of bilateral relations of the Roman Catholic Church and the Moscow Patriarchate, as well as the situation in the Middle East, where Christians have been persecuted by the terrorist groups.
Gifts were exchanged after the talk which was held in the atmosphere of mutual understanding and was interpreted by Rev. Hyacinthe Destivelle of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,
That same day the DECR chairman met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
- 21.10.2015 13:09Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Pope Francis
- 21.10.2015 07:57Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church in Vatican
- 21.10.2015 07:57Greetings by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to the Participants of the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church on the “Vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world” (The Vatican. 20th October 2015)