VATICAN - RUSSIA
Card. Parolin in Moscow: Ostpolitik conquers distrust
The theme is a meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, not in Moscow, but in some holy place of the Christian East, or in Bari. An international conference on the future of Ukraine and Crimea. Commitment to Christians and Peace in the Middle East.
LEBANON â€“ MIDDLE EAST â€“ VATICAN
For Eastern Catholic patriarchs, the genocide of Christians is an affront to all humanity
Afflicted by wars, emigration and insecurity, Christian communities have now become "a small flock" amid the indifference of the international community. Patriarchs appeal to Pope Francis and the international community. Catholics and Orthodox share the same problems. The end of Christians in the East would be "a shameful stigma for the whole 21st century".