Pope Francis received in audience a high-ranking hierarch of the Moscow Patriarchate. The envoy also met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Pope Francis received on Friday in audience the head of the Department of External Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Anthony, the ANSA agency reported. He is a high-ranking hierarch in the structures of the Russian Orthodox Church. The conversation took place on the day of the Pope’s return to the Vatican from hospital.
As noted by the Italian agency, Metropolitan Anthony sent wishes from the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill for recovery to the pope, who is recovering from abdominal surgery.
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The envoy of the Moscow Patriarchate also met with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
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