On Wednesday, March 22, during his pastoral visit to the monasteries of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany visited the primate of the Jerusalem Church – His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus ӀӀӀ of Jerusalem and Palestine. The head of the REM, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) accompanied Vl. Mark in the patriarch’s reception room. At the same time, His Beatitude also received Metropolitan Pavel of Khanty-Mansiysk (ROC MP).

Following the congratulations of Patriarch Theophilus on His Name Day (Holy Martyr Theophilus of Sebaste), the bishops discussed various ecclesiastical and social problems, especially the situation of the brotherhood of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. The patriarch expressed his grief over the crisis and is deeply saddened by the unfolding events.

After the conversation, His Beatitude blessed the Eminent Bishops with commemorative panagias.


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