On March 14, 2011, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with Kurt Cardinal Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, according to the Religious Information Service of Ukraine website.
Discussed during their meeting -- which took place at the DECR premises in Moscow -- was a wide range of issues of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, including the necessity of common witness in the face of challenges of secular society and opposition to xenophobia in Europe and other parts of the world.
Taking part in the meeting were Rev. Dimitry Sizonenko, DECR acting secretary for Inter-Christian Relations, and Rev. Milan Zust.