On 5 May 2018, at the Monastery of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Cairo, His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa received Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who had arrived in Egypt with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Discussed during the meeting were various issues of bilateral and pan-Orthodox cooperation and interfaith relations.
Taking part in the meeting were also Metropolitan Nicodemos of Memphis and Bishop Theodoros of Babylonos (Orthodox Church of Alexandria), as well as Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR vice-chairman; Rev. Viktor Kulaga, representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa; and Rev. Anatoly Churyakov, DECR staff member.