Patriarch Kirill held talks with John Tefft, US Ambassador to Russia
Today in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, Patriarch Kirill met with Ambassador of the United States of America, John Tefft. The questions that were put to the debate concerning both the interaction of the Russian Orthodox Church with the government United States, and intergovernmental relations between America and Russia
“We remember the history of relations between our countries, starting from the time of Catherine. There were difficulties, we are now once again go through them “, – said Patriarch Kirill.
Patriarch noted that the Russian Orthodox Church supports the idea that in international relations were “the least possible problems.”
In response, John Tefft drew attention to the dialogue, which is currently leading the diplomatic agencies of Russia and the US, despite the difference in the set of questions. Also, the American ambassador thanked the Russian Patriarch and the Church for the hospitality and the warmth with which he was welcomed in parishes and monasteries while traveling in Russia.