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Offline Dismus

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Pope and Relations with Russia
« on: July 06, 2006, 02:02:32 PM »
You might have this already on the forum somewhere- if so I apologize- Just saw it myself now-
13:33 GMT, Jul 05, 2006 Latest Headlines... 
 Moscow Patriarchate positive on relations with Vatican
     MOSCOW.  July  5  (Interfax)  -  The  Moscow Patriarchate said that
relations  between  the  Orthodox  and the Catholics have received a new
     "Relations   (between  the  Roman  Catholic  and  Russian  Orthodox
churches  -  Interfax)  have  received  a  strong new impetus due to the
positions taken by Benedict XVI and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and all
Russia.  They  think  that  both  Churches should do everything in their
power to  meet  true  hopes  of  people,"  the  chairman  of  the Moscow
Patriarchate  Department  for  external  church  relations  Metropolitan
Kirill of  Smolensk  and  Kaliningrad  said  at a news conference on the
results of the World Religious Summit in Moscow.
     He  also  noted  that  bilateral  contacts and the participation of
Vatican  representatives in the Moscow religious summit showed that both
Churches are advancing in the right direction.
     Speaking  about the forum of religious leaders, Metropolitan Kirill
underscored  the  need  for  a  platform  for dialogue between religious
leaders  and  politicians.  Yet,  he  believes,  "there  is a need for a
platform, but no platform as yet."
     "It  seems  to  me  that the UN platform would be appropriate," the
metropolitan said.



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Re: Pope and Relations with Russia
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 04:14:33 AM »
Can someone get rid of this post please? I must have screwed up again. :-[