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Archbishop in Moscow: A Holy Year to boost Catholic and Orthodox collaboration
Msgr. Pezzi speaks to AsiaNews about ideas to strengthen cooperation on the ground with the Orthodox Church: prisons, working with families and the disabled. Holy Door opened in the North Pole: "There is no condition in which we live that is an impediment to experiencing mercy."
Meeting between Alexy II and the new bishop of Moscow cancelled
It was supposed to take place today, but the Russian Orthodox patriarchate postponed it until a date yet to be determined. Disappointment among the Catholics, who had hoped for an opportunity to address in "a fraternal manner" some of the burning problems between the two sister Churches.
Moscow Patriarchate to “monitor” Catholic orphanages
The decision comes at the end of a meeting by a joint working group on problems between the two Churches. The Patriarchate wants to keep an eye on Orthodox children who live in Catholic institutions. This however has been the rule for years. Once again silence prevails on other, more important issues.
27/01/2016 15:48:00 VATICAN
Pope: "Mercy cannot remain indifferent in face of the suffering of the oppressed"
During the general audience, Francis said that "The Lord’s mercy renders man precious, as a personal richness that belongs to Him, which He guards and with which He is pleased.” What is more, “in this Year of Mercy, we can also do the work of being mediators of mercy with works of mercy to come close, to give relief, to create unity. So many good things can be done.”
30/01/2016 17:03:00 PAKISTAN
Jubilee of students in Lahore: Be peaceful channels against the scourge of terrorism
Students from two Catholic high schools take part in Jubilee Mass with parents and teachers. For principal, “Young people are compassionate by nature,” and adults “should stimulate their interest towards others" in the Year of Jubilee.
Mgr Kondrusiewicz received by Moscow Patriarchate for first time in years
The Archbishop of the Mother of God was received by Metropolitan Kirill. They highlighted the "union" of the two churches in facing challenges posed by the modern world. The Orthodox Patriarchate requested "coordination" of respective local activities. The problem of orphanages and new parishes was discussed.
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