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MOSCOW: October 1, 2010
Metropolitan Hilarion Meets WithHis Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

On September 30, 2010, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the latters working residence in Chisty Lane in Moscow.

In attendance were also His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk; Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate; Priest Maksim Massalitine, Rector of Archangel Michael Church in Cannes, France, and President of its Association; Protopriest Serafim Gan, Protopriest Peter Holodny, and Valery Shevchuk, as well as members of the Moscow Patriarchates Administration of Institutions Abroad.

A number of questions relating to the life of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia were discussed. In particular, the restoration of the building complex of Archangel Michael Church was discussed. Significant resources from Russia will be required for the work, and in connection with this, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill accepted the proposal of the First Hierarch of ROCOR to head the Benevolent Society for the project to renovate and maintain Archangel Michael Church.