Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia Made Telephone Conversation with Archbishop Stefan of Ohrid and Macedonia

OCP News Service – 14/01/2023

Moscow – Russia: His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia had a telephone conversation with His Beatitude Stefan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia on January 12, 2023.  HB. Stefan on behalf of the episcopate, clergy, monastics, and laity of the Orthodox Church of Macedonia – Archdiocese of Ohrid, expressed sincere gratitude to the Russian Orthodox Church for its recognition of their canonic autocephaly.

His Beatitude Archbishop Stefan also expressed gratitude for the visit made to North Macedonia by a high-ranking delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate led by the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk. The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Macedonia – the Archdiocese of Ohrid expressed sincere gratitude to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for his love and attention and said that he was looking forward to a meeting with him before long.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about the love that the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church traditionally feel for their Orthodox brothers in North Macedonia and expressed deep satisfaction with the restoration of its canonical communion with Local Orthodox Churches and its newly found status of autocephaly. His Holiness Kirill assured his interlocutor of the Moscow Patriarchate’s invariable comprehensive support from the Moscow Patriarchate and asked for his prayers for the Russian Orthodox Church in the present difficult times.

Source: DECR

OCP News Service

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