Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Russian church's ties with Vatican have positive potential - Alexy II

Expand Messages
  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=2085 02 October 2006, 16:58 Russian church s ties with Vatican have positive potential - Alexy II Moscow,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 3, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=2085

      02 October 2006, 16:58
      Russian church's ties with Vatican have positive potential - Alexy II

      Moscow, October 2, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman
      Catholic Church today have many avenues for cooperation and areas where
      their positions on key contemporary issues coincide, Patriarch of Moscow
      and All Russia Alexy II said.

      Speaking at a meeting with Archbishop of Milan Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi
      in Moscow's St. Daniil Monastery on Monday, Alexy II said he is "convinced
      that good relations and mutual support will contribute to the further
      development of cooperation on key modern issues between the Russian
      Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church."

      The two churches' opinions on a wide variety of problems of morality,
      bioethics and family values coincide, the patriarch said.

      Alexy II also expressed his gratitude for a gift presented by Cardinal
      Tettamanzi to the Russian Orthodox Church - a silver reliquary for the
      ashes of St. Ambrose of Milan, St, Marcellina and St. Bishop Dionysius, as
      well as a collection of St. Ambrose's books in Latin and their version in
      Italian, which, the patriarch said, "will doubtlessly prove useful to the
      theologians of our church."

      Alexy II also praised long-time good personal contacts between priests of
      the Russian Orthodox Church and the Milan archbishop's office.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.