Arximandrit Filaret

Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov) was born in 1967 in Moscow and studied at the Moscow State University and then  at the Moscow Theological Academy. He served in the Department of External Church Relations and in the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate to the Patriarchate of Antioch. In 2000 ordained as a priest. In 2011, he was  appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.