Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill to meet in Cuba to heal 1,000 year rift

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https://www.rt.com/news/331391-russian-patriarch-meet-pope/

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is to meet his Roman Catholic counterpart, Pope Francis, during a historic visit to Latin America. The groundbreaking meeting is to happen in mid-February in Cuba.

The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054.

The upcoming meeting confirms Russia’s status in the Christian world, according to Alexandr Avdeev Russia’s ambassador to the Holy See.  “In light of the Western sanctions, the meeting between the two celebrants is a confirmation of Russia’s role in Christian civilization,” he told TASS.

Persecution of Christians in the modern world is the main issue for the two leaders to discuss, the Russian Orthodox Church said. Christians are among the minorities suffering at the hands of groups adhering to radical Islamist ideology in places like Iraq, Syria and Somalia.

In addition to Cuba, Patriarch Kirill’s Latin American tour from February 11-22 includes Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. The meeting with Pope Francis will happen on February 12.

“The intersection of the routes allowed this meeting to be organized,” commented Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Foreign Relations Department.

“The situation in the Middle East, in northern and central Africa and in some other regions where extremists are perpetrating genocide of Christians, requires immediate action and even closer cooperation between Christian churches.

“In the current tragic situation, we need to put aside internal disagreements and join efforts to save Christianity in the regions where it is subjected to most severe persecution,” he said.

Sergey Brun from the Museum of Russian Icons told RT that the meeting could signal a possible warming of relations between Russia and the West.

“It is a sign that the relations are going to get warmer at least between one of the parts of the Orthodox church, namely the Russian Orthodox church, and the church of Rome…I hope it will positively influence the dialogue between Russia and the West.”

The pontiff will make a stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico.

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another step down the path to a one world religion?

“The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054.”

the “great schism”..cute..

next will be the lutherans?😉

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~ by seeker401 on February 9, 2016.

12 Responses to “Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill to meet in Cuba to heal 1,000 year rift”

  1. I used to have some 7th day adventits come for a chat. We had a bit in common though my family is muslim. We agree about elite corruption all the way to the UN etc. I said to one of the Minsisters that even the Adventists would be corrupt at the top, and most likely aligned with the UN. He assured me that that would neverbe the case. I said I d google it and show him the results next time he came… so I did, he did, and I showed him. He was shocked. You could see it rocked him. There were two of them always. They haven’t been back.

    http://libertytothecaptives.net/seventh-day_un.html

  2. There’s something very nefarious about this pope, and the places he is traveling to with his message of DOOM and unification. I wonder if they have a number for him, like 006.

  3. Russian Patriarch arrives in Cuba to meet Pontiff, discuss Middle East crisis

    https://www.rt.com/news/332205-russian-patriarch-arrives-cuba/

    Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has arrived in Cuba for a historic meeting with Pope Francis during which they are expected to sign a declaration and talk about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
    Upon his arrival, the Patriarch addressed the citizens of Cuba, sending greetings from “all the people of historical Rus’.”

  4. Pope Francis Sees Putin as ‘Only Man’ to Defend Christians Around the World
    http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160209/1034451116/pope-francis-putin-christians.html

    I’m beginning to think Putin and Trump are the Two Witnesses of the ‘script’ures or the two pillars 🙂

  5. Pope Francis Sees Putin as ‘Only Man’ to Defend Christians Around the World

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160209/1034451116/pope-francis-putin-christians.html#ixzz3zuyrcNgZ

    The upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill will not only be a historic religious event, but could also have major benefits to Christians around the world, the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche reported.

    In an attempt to defend Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world where they’re being persecuted, Pope Francis wants to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for help.

    According to Pope Francis, Putin is “the only one with whom the Catholic Church can unite to defend Christians in the East.”

    “It’s important to join efforts [with Russia] to save Christianity in all regions [of the world] where it’s oppressed,” Pope Francis said, as cited by Le Journal Du Dimanche.

    With the help of Putin, Pope Francis hopes to reach out to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani and even the Chinese government elite and work out a plan to help Christians in these regions.

  6. Pope, Russian patriarch hold first-ever meeting

    https://www.rt.com/in-vision/332368-pope-russian-patriarch-cuba/

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