Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church arrives in Moscow

On 1 December 2017, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania arrived in Moscow to take part in the celebrations marking the centenary of the restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church was met at the airport by Metropolitan Nikodim of Chelyabinsk and Zlatoust, Bishop Flavian of Cherepovets and Belozersk, Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations, and Hierodeacon Grigory (Sokolov), DECR staff member.

The Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church is accompanied on his visit by Metropolitan Joan of Korca, Metropolitan Nathaniel of Amantia, and Deacon Spyridon Topanxha.