FRANKLIN GRAHAM FORMS ALLIANCE WITH RUSSIAN CLERIC TO HELP PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
The work being done by Franklin Graham to highlight the persecution of Christians around the world, and especially in the Middle East, is encouraging to me. I have long believed we Pentecostals should make room in every Sunday service to pray for our brothers and sisters in the persecuted church.
– Pastor Frank
By: Elizabeth Dias May 11, 2017
A top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately with Vice President Mike Pence Thursday morning and urged the U.S. to cooperate with Russia to combat terrorism in the Middle East.
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Moscow, who chairs the Russian Orthodox Church’s external relations department, spoke with Pence backstage at evangelist Franklin Graham’s Washington summit on religious violence against Christians.
“It is only one united, international anti-terrorist coalition which can combat terrorism and win,” Hilarion told TIME during an interview in a suite at the Trump International Hotel in D.C., a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. “The two countries should put these political differences aside.”
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