On December 19 and 20, 2014, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk had an official visit to FYR Macedonia. Late in the evening of December 19, at the border with R. Bulgaria, he was welcomed by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in FYR Macedonia, Mr. Oleg Scherbak.
On December 20, 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid in the “Mother Theresa” clinic in Skopje.
Afterwards, Metropolitan Hilarion had meetings with the President of FYR Macedonia, Mr. Gorge Ivanov, and with the Prime-Minster of FYR Macedonia, Mr. Nikola Gruevski. Metropolitan Hilarion also met Archbishop Stefan of the “Macedonian Orthodox Church”, who is outside the community of the Orthodox Churches, with the purpose of regulating the canonical status of this ecclesiastical structure.
This information is published on the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church – Patriarchate of Moscow and on the site of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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