February 14, 201
On the morning of February 11, Metropolitan Hilarion met with ex-President George Bush, Jr. The visit lasted about an hour. The two exchanged their views on a wide variety of issues. The Metropolitan shared his vision on inter-Christian dialogue, particularly emphasizing the need for cooperative work between representatives of various Christian confessions for preserving traditional moral values.
As a memorial token of the visit, the head of the DECR presented Mr. Bush with his book “Orthodoxy” in the English language, along with a commemorative painted box depicting the Moscow Kremlin.