From The Shepherd Magazine
DECR, the Department for External Church Relations (MP) reports that: “Delegations of the Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow held talks on 26 March 2008 in Zurich, Switzerland.  With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomaios of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Constantinople was represented by Metropolitan John of Pergamon, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and Archimandrite Bartholomeos (Samaras), deputy general secretary of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Holy Synod.  The Moscow Patriarchate delegation, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia, included Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, and Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations.  The delegations discussed the church situation in Estonia and prospects for continuation of the Orthodox-Catholic theological dialogue.  The discussion was summed up in a Memorandum.

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