Skip to comments.Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) to Have Closed-Door Meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Posted on 10/22/2019 5:41:40 PM PDT by marshmallow
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Russian Churchs Department for External Church Relations, in Washington D.C. today.
The public schedule published on the Department of States website reads: 3:30 p.m. Secretary Pompeo meets with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).
Met. Hilarion was in New York City over the weekend for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the beginning of the ministry of St. Raphael (Hawaweeny) in North America and the centenary of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese in North America.
Talks will likely focus on the ongoing Ukrainian Church crisis, as the U.S. State Departments role in supporting the creation of the schismatic Orthodox Church of Ukraine and in pressuring hierarchs, especially in Greece, to recognize the OCU is well known.
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The Trump administration’s direct effort via Pompeo to cause a schism in the Orthodox Church by ehncouraging Constantinople to create the so-called “Orthodox Church in Ukraine” (OCU) simply boggles my mind.
Our government has NO BUSINESS interfering in Church affairs and causing the biggest split in Christianity since 1054!
Can my fellow conservatives here help me see how this can be justified?
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