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Pope-patriarch meeting? Time seems right, but nothing on the horizon (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
The Pilot ^ | Posted: 2/25/2011 | By Paul De Maeyer

Posted on 02/27/2011 4:53:00 PM PST by Celtic Cross

ROME ( -- "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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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ecumenism; Orthodox Christian; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; ecumenism; patriarch; pope; president; russia

1 posted on 02/27/2011 4:53:05 PM PST by Celtic Cross
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To: Celtic Cross

Would be nice to see the schism healed.

2 posted on 02/27/2011 5:36:10 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Probably won’t in our lifetimes, but I’d love it, too.

3 posted on 02/27/2011 6:55:37 PM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: NYer


4 posted on 02/28/2011 1:12:01 AM PST by Hieronymus (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton)
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