Skip to comments.Pope-patriarch meeting? Time seems right, but nothing on the horizon (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
Posted on 02/27/2011 4:53:00 PM PST by Celtic Cross
ROME (Zenit.org) -- "Welcome, Mr. President, this meeting of ours is very important," Benedict XVI told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Feb. 17 when the president visited the pope in the Vatican.
These words underscore something of the visit's significance, Medvedev's first after the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Russia. It was at their first meeting in December 2009 that the president and pope agreed to upgrade existing ties to the level of full diplomatic relations.
The customary press release from the Vatican's press office described Thursday's meeting in positive terms: "In the course of the cordial discussions," the brief note says, "the parties expressed their pleasure at the good state of bilateral relations and highlighted their desire to strengthen them, also in the wake of the establishment of full diplomatic relations."
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Would be nice to see the schism healed.
Probably won’t in our lifetimes, but I’d love it, too.