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On October 23, 2020, Metropolitan Anthony of Chersonesus and Western Europe met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lebanon H. E. Rami Adwan, in Paris.

In the course of their talk, the hierarch expressed condolences over the tragedy that happened in August – the explosion in the port of Beirut that killed over two hundred peaceful residents.

Mr. Adwan told the Patriarchal Exarch for Western Europe about the life of Christian communities in Lebanon and the country’s unique experience of interreligious cooperation.

At the diplomat’s request, His Eminence Anthony, in his turn, spoke about the history of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence in Western European states and about its present situation in France.

They were joined in their talk by Rev. Maxim Politov, secretary of the Diocese of Chersonesus.

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