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RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate tells Vatican that Uniate "problem" should be at the centre of ecumenical dialogue
Metropolitan Hilarion again attacks the "project" of the Catholic Church to proselytise in Ukraine, says theological issues should be put aside to address and solve instead the Greek Catholic "problem".
05/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Bartholomew I at celebrations for the 1020 years of Christianity in Kiev
The decision has an ecumenical flavour. It is intended to create an occasion for dialogue among the three communities: Greek Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox. But there is murmuring against Constantinople in Moscow.
04/04/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
For Metropolitan Hilarion, Ukraine crisis ended preparations for meeting between pope and patriarch
According to the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, the two sides were working on preparations last fall, but the actions of the Greek-Catholic Church during Maidan Square protests Maidan "have thrown us much back".
01/03/2016 11:00:00 RUSSIA - VATICAN
"Heretic and traitor": Fundamentalists term Orthodox Patriarch Kirill who met with Pope Francis in Cuba
The meeting took place 10 thousand kilometers distance from Moscow, perhaps to avoid the objections of the traditionalists. Kirill accused of being "nikodimico", too ecumenical. An "appeal to the Orthodox youth" claims that orthodoxy is being "sold out” to the Pope of Rome. Others say that Pope Francis is about to "convert" to Russian Orthodoxy. Urgent need for information and education.
22/02/2016 10:44:00 RUSSIA-VATICAN
Francis and Kirill: After Cuba, time for concrete steps
The embrace between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow shows desire for common witness. Strong resistance from conservative orthodox who accuse the "patriarch of heresy." Mediation on “uniate” issue. Deepening of theological dialogue and collaboration on "joint projects”. Call for more regular meetings between Rome and Moscow.
Ukraine, Churches unite in support of protesters
Representatives of various denominations take turns in celebrating Mass on Kievâ€™s Independence Square, the heart of anti-government demonstrations. They were invited by the leaders of the opposition. Churches condemn the streets on the violence and call on politicians to find a peaceful solution to the social crisis.
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