On November 23, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of all America and Canada, along with the delegation from the Orthodox Church in America departed Moscow.

Accompanying the delegation to the Sheremetyevo Airport was His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokalamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations; Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA; Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR Secretary for Inter-Orthodox Relations and Dmitry Petrovsky, DECR staff member.

DECR Communication Service