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Mr. P. V. Gumenyuk, head of the department for relations with Russia of the international Catholic charitable foundation Kirche in Not, has been awarded the jubilee Medal ‘In Memory of the Centenary of the Restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church’ in recognition of his hard work for developing cooperation with the Moscow Patriarchate and rendering aid to dioceses and churches in social work and on the occasion of his 55th birthday.

On June 5, 2018, on the instruction of the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, Hieromonk Stephan (Igumnov), met with P. Gumenyuk to present him the jubilee medal. They also discussed prospects for further cooperation between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Kirche in Not foundation.

DECR Communication Service