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  • Bill Samsonoff
    2005.12.07 Ely Times: Russian Patriarch Won t Meet Vatican Envoy Ely Times - NV Staff and agencies 07 December, 2005 Russian Patriarch Won t Meet Vatican Envoy
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      2005.12.07 Ely Times:
      Russian Patriarch Won't Meet Vatican Envoy
      Ely Times - NV
      Staff and agencies
      07 December, 2005

      Russian Patriarch Won't Meet Vatican Envoy

      Tue Nov 29, 6:10 AM ET

      MOSCOW - The Russian Orthodox patriarch canceled a meeting Tuesday with a
      high-ranking Vatican envoy whose trip to Russia was part of the Holy See's
      efforts to improve relations between the two churches.

      Chaplin said that Martino's meeting with the department's head,
      Metropolitan Kirill, scheduled for later Tuesday, was still on.

      "Our positions on these issues are very close," Chaplin said. "We have
      similar views and cooperate on such issues as social justice, peacemaking,
      social ethics, gender problems and reforms of international organizations."

      Martino's visit comes only weeks after the Vatican's foreign minister,
      Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, said after returning from Moscow that better
      relations were not yet possible.

      Pope Benedict XVI has pledged to make healing strained ties with the
      Orthodox Church a "fundamental" commitment.

      Alexy has ruled out a papal visit, accusing the Catholic Church of
      proselytizing in Russia.

      The Russian Orthodox Church, which claims two-thirds of the country's
      population as well as millions in neighboring countries as followers, is
      the largest in the Orthodox world.
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