Patriarch Cyril and State Secretary of the Vatican to discuss situation in Ukraine


August 15 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Izvestia – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

Secretary of State of the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin will visit Moscow on an official visit from 20 to 23 August. As expected, one of the topics with Patriarch Kirill, will be the Ukrainian question.

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“The Ukrainian question remains a problem in the relations between the two churches and also has a humanitarian dimension”, – said the secretary of the Department for External Church Relations for inter-Christian relations Stefan Igumnov.

According to the representative of the Moscow Patriarchate, the current meeting of high priests takes place against with the backdrop of relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Vatican that intensified after the meeting between the Patriarch and the Pope and will also serve as a symbol of a new stage of “interaction that develops in many different directions.”

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