2017-12-07 17:53:00

Patriarch Kirill pays special attention to inter-church relations between Russia and the USA on the background of complicated relations between the countries

Moscow, December 7, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes contacts with the American Orthodox Church are very important in conditions of current relations with the United States.

"In conditions of complicated relations between Russia and the USA contacts between our Churches are especially important. These contacts connect people who share one faith, who have one history, share spiritual values and who can, I am sure serve as a link between our peoples, contribute in reconciliation and establishing cooperation," the patriarch said after a prayer service at residential church before his meeting with Metropolitan Tikhon of America and Canada.

Metropolitan Tikhon thanked Patriarch Kirill for assembling in Moscow heads and representatives of local churches "who have met in the spirit of friendship and unity."