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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia talks with Pope Francis

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia talks with Pope Francis
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16 March 2022 year 17:28

On March 16, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia had an online talk with Pope Francis.

Taking part in the talk from the Russian Orthodox Church was also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations.

The Roman Catholic Church was represented also by Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christie Unity.

His Holiness warmly greeted the Primate of the Roman Catholic Church and expressed satisfaction with a possibility of arranging the talk.

The talk included a detailed discussion of the situation on Ukrainian soil. Special attention was paid to the humanitarian aspects of the current crisis and the actions of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church for overcoming its consequences. The parties underscored the utmost importance of the ongoing negotiation process, expressing the hope that a just peace would be achieved as soon as possible.

Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill also discussed a number of current issues of bilateral interaction.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru