On November 3, Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, who is in Israel with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel A.D. Viktorov. The meeting took place at the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. This is reported on the DECR website.
Russian Russian Ecclesiastical Mission Chief in Jerusalem Archimandrite Alexander (Elisov), Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, Advisor to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, Acting Deputy Chairman of the DECR, Priest Alexander Ershov, Assistant to the DECR Chairman, E.I. Skopenko, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage, members of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem took part in the conversation.: Abbot Nikon (Golovko), Hieromonk Dometian (Markarian) and Hieromonk Athanasius (Bukin).
During the meeting, issues related to the international situation, the situation of Christians in the Holy Land, and the activities of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem were discussed.