On October 30, 2017, Rev. Joseph Kassab, general secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
Special attention was paid at the talks to the situation of Christians in the Middle East and to the work of the Interreligious working group for rendering humanitarian aid to the population of Syria at the Russia’s Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations. The guests noted the importance of efforts made by the Russian Orthodox Church in cooperation with other religious communities of Russia for helping Christians in the Middle East.
Rev. Joseph Kassab came to visited Moscow at the invitation of Russian Protestants to attend events being held on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.