Patriarch Kirill discussed Syria with Pope Francis

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  1. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Patriarch Kirill discussed situation in Syria over telephone with Pope Francis of Rome and Primates of Local Orthodox Churches


    ‘Today I have had a talk with Pope Francis and all the Orthodox Patriarchs in the Middle East – Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, Theodoros of Alexandria, John of Antioch and Theophilos of Jerusalem. Certainly, it was about Syria’, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia informed mass media representatives during his meeting with them on April 14, 2018, at the patriarchal residence in Peredelkino....
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    karnala Well-Known Member

    Pope Francis to visit Bari to pray for Middle East alongside other Christian leaders

    On July 7, Pope Francis will travel to Bari, in southern Italy.

    In this coastal city, the pope wants to pray for the dramatic reality faced by millions of people in the Middle East who have been wounded by wars, fundamentalism and religious persecution.

    The Holy Father has called an ecumenical prayer encounter with the region's Christian leaders, whether Catholics or not.

    The city of Bari is especially symbolic because it houses the relics of St. Nicholas, the saint who represents a bridge between East and West and who is also venerated in Russia.

    Perhaps the common interest for peace in the Middle East and St. Nicholas serve as the framework for a new encounter between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, this time in Bari.

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