Metropolitan Hilarion is sure that Putin’s meeting with Trump will help save lives in the Middle Eas

Natalya Mihailova | 17 July 2017
Moscow, July 17, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion called meeting between presidents of the USA and Russia on sidelines of G20 "a road to the future" and pointed out to its immediate result - ceasefire in Syria.
Metropolitan Hilarion is sure that Putin’s meeting with Trump will help save lives in the Middle Eas

xw_1283691“Any attempt to tune the dialogue, to meet face to face and discuss problems that had been discussed only in distance is a road to the future, which we have to follow. It is very good that the meeting was held, that two presidents looked each other in the eye and listened to each other. We see its immediate result – it is ceasefire in Syria. It is very serious as it will help save human lives,” he said on the Church and the World program on Rossiya-24(VGTRK) television channel.

Presidents of Russia and the USA in result of bilateral talks in Hamburg reached an agreement about ceasefire in southern districts of Syria. In his interview with CBN Trump called such ceasefire an example of where the relationship with Russia proved beneficial.

Metropolitan Hilarion expressed hope that this meeting will help to develop joint initiatives and give a start to a long term process, which will allow the two countries to listen to each other and understand each other better.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.