COMMENTARY: Despite the lamentable developments in Ukraine and beyond in 2022, it’s possible 2023 could herald long-desired ecumenical breakthroughs.
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Talks for a second meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill have been ongoing since before the war in Ukraine.
Russian Orthodox Metropolitan: Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Meeting Still Possible at Future Date
Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, who is in charge of foreign relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, told a pool of Vatican journalists on Sept. 14 that a second meeting between the patriarch and the Pope would require significant preparation.
The Russian Orthodox Church will send a delegation to the congress, but Kirill will not go.
COMMENTARY: Given the recent comments from the leading bishops there, the answer is uncertain.
COMMENTARY: Despite intensive efforts, the Holy See finds itself strangely isolated.
The EU has imposed sanctions against more than 1,000 individuals in connection with the Ukraine war, consisting of asset freezes and travel restrictions.
Catholic bishops across Europe have appealed to Kirill — who is considered close to Russian President Vladimir Putin — to speak out against the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, launched on Feb. 24.
Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill at Havana’s airport Feb. 12, 2016, in the first summit between a Pope and a Patriarch of Moscow.