Skopje, October 5, 2016
On October 3 Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Yegoryevsk,
Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with
the President of the Republic of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov,
reports the Makfax independent Macedonian news
During the meeting they exchanged views on the present
state of relations between the Macedonian Orthodox Church
which is unrecognized by the Orthodox world and the
Russian Orthodox Church.
Gjorge Ivanov stressed the need for further
intensification and development of relations between the
Russian and Macedonian Churches and of those of the
Russian and Macedonian peoples in general.
In the course of the meeting Bishop Tikhon conveyed the
greetings of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to
Gjorge Ivanov and noted the contribution of Ohrid and
Macedonia to the spreading of Orthodox Christianity.
Bishop Tikhon is currently on a two-day visit to Macedonia
to participate in the launch of the Macedonian edition of
his book, Everyday Saints and Other Stories.