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Russkiy Mir Foundation Congratulates DECR (MP) on Jubilee

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Russkiy Mir Foundation Congratulates DECR (MP) on Jubilee


20.05.2016

On May 19, Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated its 70th anniversary. Patriarch Kirill performed a thanksgiving service at the Trinity cathedral of the stavropegic Danilov monastery, reports mospat.ru. On the same day, the head of the DECR of ROC Metropolitan of Volokolamsk and other arch-priests performed Divine Liturgy at the Trinity cathedral of the Danilov Monastery. A festive celebration was arranged at the hotel complex Danilovsky and a lot of guests took part in it.

A.Ilin, Advisor to the Chairman of the «Russkiy Mir» Foundation, who used to head the Department for Relations and between the Church and Society, was present at the event on behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

The DECR received a lot of congratulations from the representatives of Russian Orthodox churches and from the top public officials . Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the Management Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, had sent a congratulatory address to the head of the DECR where he had underlined an important role the DECR played in the life of the Russian Orthodox Church and in the promotion of Christian values among people living in such a multipolar and multicultural world. «I would like to appreciate the fact that thanks to the cooperation between the DECR and the Russkiy Mir Foundation a great number of projects have been implemented in different parts of the world and they played an important role both in the life of the Orthodox Church and became important cultural events and I hope our cooperation will develop”, the address says.

The DECR was established in the spring of 1946. The Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Hilarion has headed it for the last 15 years

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