[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have spoken out in support of Christians in the Middle East. Welby was in Moscow for a three-day visit, during which he formally presented and introduced the new chaplain to Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow, the Rev. Malcolm Rogers, to the patriarch as the archbishop’s apokrisiarios, or representative. In a joint statement, issued after their meeting, the archbishop and patriarch appealed to the international community to “render speedy help to support the Christian and other populations of the Middle East.”
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