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CHINA - RUSSIA - VATICAN
Hilarion's act: Russian Orthodox metropolitan meets Chinese excommunicated bishop
Unlawful bishop of Kunming, Ma Yinglin is the president of the Chinese Catholic Bishops' Conference (which is not recognised by the Catholic Church), and vice president of the CPCA (which is incompatible with the Catholic Church). For some time, Hilarion has been trying to convince Chinese authorities to recognise the country's small Orthodox communities and boost the influence of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Far East. Two plates with watermelon are placed in front of the picture of the pope.
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For Russian Patriarchate, the “genocide of the Christian population” made the Kirill-Francis meeting urgent
Metropolitan Hilarion told a press conference that despite unresolved issues such like the expansion of the Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Ukraine, the Moscow Patriarchate hopes that the meeting "will open a new page in the relations between the two Churches”.
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Moscow Patriarchate’s “non-interference” to a possible Serbian Orthodox invitation for the pope
Metropolitan Hilarion reiterates Moscow’s position but, for months, rumours say the Russian Orthodox Church is opposed to Benedict XVI’s presence in Niš in 2013 to mark the anniversary of Constantine’s edict because it could provide an opportunity for a meeting between the Russian patriarch and the pontiff.
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Kirill might accompany Putin to see Pope, says Orthodox bishop
In an interview with AsiaNews the Orthodox Bishop of Vienna and Austria, Hilarion, discusses the positive evolution of relations between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Vatican. He adds that having Benedict XVI and Bartholomew I in Ravenna together would be at odds with Orthodoxy’s hierarchy.
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For Moscow Patriarchate, Orthodox and Catholics should join efforts to defend the traditional family
Metropolitan Hilarion spoke at the Synod on the Family currently underway in the Vatican, calling for greater dialogue between the Church and those who exercise executive and legislative power. However, despite policies promoting 'traditional values', the family is threatened in Russia as well.
08/04/2010 CHINA – VATICAN
Bishop placed under house arrest for refusing to co-celebrate Mass with excommunicated bishop
The bishop was officially installed today, but refused to co-celebrate Mass with Ma Yinglin, who was ordained in 2006 without the permission of the Holy See. Forced to attend the ceremony, the bishop was still able to say publicly that he was taking part in the ceremony against his will.
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