Patriarch Kirill

Letter #11, 2016: Today's Meeting

February 12, 2016, Friday -- Today's Meeting Between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba The Day's Schedule Here is the schedule for the meeting today between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. Friday, 12 February 2016 7:45 a.m. Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Havana (Cuba) Greeting to journalists during [...]

Letter #10, 2016: The Passion that Looms Over the Pope-Kirill Meeting

February 6, 2016, Saturday -- The Passion that Looms Over the Pope Francis-Patriarch Kirill Meeting in Cuba The "Diplomacy of Music" I just received an email bringing my attention to an article by Dr. Terry Mattingly, an Orthodox scholar and writer who edits the popular GetReligion.org website. Here is the link. The Mattingly article quotes extensively [...]

Letter #9: More on the Pope Francis-Patriarch Kirill Meeting in Cuba

February 5, 2016, Friday -- More on the Pope Francis-Patriarch Kirill Meeting in Havana, Cuba, on February 12 "Thus, in full awareness and at the beginning of his ministry in the Church of Rome that Peter bathed with his blood, the current successor assumes as his primary commitment that of working tirelessly towards the reconstruction of [...]

Letter #8, 2016: The Pope and Kirill Will Meet in Cuba

February 5, 2016, Friday -- Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Will Meet in Cuba on February 12, 2016. IMPORTANT PRESS COMMUNIQUE FROM THE VATICAN Joint Press Release of the Holy See and of the Patriarchate of Moscow The Holy See and the Patriarchate of Moscow are pleased to announce that, by the grace of God, His [...]

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the help of the Holy Spirit [...]

Francis and Kirill

Robert Moynihan On February 12, 2016, Pope Francis met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill at the airport in Havana, Cuba. It was the first time a Roman Pope has ever met a Russian Orthodox Patriarch. What now? “In the contemporary world, which is both multiform yet united by a shared destiny, Catholics and Orthodox [...]

Letter #7, 2016: A Pope-Patriarch Kirill Meeting in… Cuba?

January 26, 2016, Tuesday -- Will Pope Francis Meet Kirill in... Cuba? "Everyone knows that he is the Pope of surprises. If he wants to make a change to his schedule, he will certainly do so." —Captain Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican's security force, after visiting Mexico recently to prepare the Pope's February 12-18 visit [...]

Time for “mutual benevolent attention”?

A view of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow. Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill are said to be planning a meeting   By Peter Anderson At its last meeting on October 22, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church elected several individuals as bishops. One of these, Archimandrite Anthony (Sevruk), is rector [...]

Letter #47, 2015: From Russia to Rome

October 23, 2015, Friday — From Russia to Rome "The word mother can be traced back cleanly to Proto-Indo-European, as can father, brother and sister -- it appears in cognate form in languages like Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, and so forth, and it may go back further." —Discussion of the origin of the word "mother" on an [...]

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