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Volume 45, Number 1
  
13 November 2013
Greg Kandra




Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of ecumenical relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, during a private meeting at the Vatican on 12 November. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Pope Francis met yesterday with Metropolitan Hilarion. ANSA reports:

The senior Orthodox church official, whose post is similar to that of a foreign minister, is visiting Rome for a series of meetings including a conference Wednesday organized by the Vatican Congregation for the Family.

Tuesday’s meeting coincides with a similar session in Moscow between the archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola, and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.

It also comes only a few weeks before the pope is scheduled to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on 25 November.

And Rome Reports has more about yesterday’s meeting:

(video: Rome Reports)



Tags: Pope Francis Ecumenism Russian Orthodox Church Christian Unity Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk