Mark of Berlin and Germany Makes a Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites
of Kievan Rus and Heads a Joint Delegation of the Russian Church
Abroad and the Moscow Patriarchate
18, His Eminence Archbishop Mark visited Kievo-Pechersky Lavra and
met with Archbishop Mitrofan, Administrator of the Ukrainian Orthodox
Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. The delegation consisted of Archbishop
Mark, Archbishop Innokenty of Korsun, Protopriest Nikolai Artemoff
and Protopriest Nikolai Balashov, Secretary of Inter-Orthodox Relations
of the Department of External Church Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The main goals of this trip are to venerate the holy icons and relics
of Kievan Rus and to inform the hierarchs of the self-governing
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate of the negotiation
process and seek their opinions on the matter.