2006-10-02 15:49:00

Chaplin Vsevolod, Archpriest, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for Church and Society Relations

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin was born on March 31, 1968, in Moscow.

He graduated from the Moscow Theological Seminary in 1990 and Moscow Theological Academy in 1994. He is a holder of the degree of Candidate of Theology.

From 1985 he worked at the Church’s Publishing Department and since 1990 he has been on the staff of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR MP).

He was ordained deacon in 1991 and priest in 1992.

He directed the DECR secretariat for church-society relations. Since 2001 he is vice-chairman of the DECR. Since March 31, 2009, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin is the chairman of synodal Department for Church and Society Relations.

He is also a member of State Duma experts committee for public associations and religious organizations and the OSCE experts committee for freedom of religion and beliefs.