July 2, 2011
Meeting Metropolitan Hilarion at the VIP hall were Metropolitan Platon of Argentina and South America S. Reschikov, charge d’affaires a.i. of the Russian Federation in Paraguay; I. Fleisher, honorary consul of Russian to Paraguay; D. Kravtsov, head of the Rossotrudnichestvo (Federal Agency for Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation) representation In Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay; Ms Margarita Orué de Villaba, director of the Department for religious organizations and artistic education of the Paraguay’s Ministry of Education and Culture; and representatives of the protocol department of Paraguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During his visit, the DECR chairman will celebrate divine services, meet with the leaders of the country and compatriots, and read a lecture at the Catholic University of Paraguay.
His Eminence Hilarion is accompanied by his assistant hierodeacon Ioann (Kopeikin); Miguel Palacio, a staff member of the DECR secretariat for far abroad countries; Leonid Sevastianov, executive director of the St. Gregory the Theological Charity Foundation; and Orthodox laymen. The visit will last till July 3.