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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.
05/02/2016 18:30:00 RUSSIA – VATICAN
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”.
03/09/2011 RUSSIA – VATICAN
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.
02/03/2007 RUSSIA – VATICAN
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.
22/08/2017 15:15:00 RUSSIA - VATICAN
Hopes for a Papal trip to Moscow in Russia and the Vatican’s future
A very friendly meeting between Serghei Lavrov and Card. Parolin this morning. Great convergence on many international issues: terrorism, Syria, persecuted Christians. Some "differences" on the Ukrainian question. From the meeting in Havana, a new meeting between Francis and the Patriarch of Moscow Kirill anticipated.
24/08/2017 09:25:00 RUSSIA-VATICAN
The 'constructive dialogue' between Putin and Cardinal Parolin in Sochi
The Russian President met the Vatican Secretary of State in his dacha. Collaboration on international issues, especially Syria, Ukraine, North Africa and Venezuela, underlined. The Russian cultural heritage exhibition in Moscow and in the Vatican. The pilgrimage of St. Nicholas's relics is appreciated. Parolin: Vatican diplomacy moves on many levels. There is some doubt about the pre-electoral use of the visit.
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