Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis agree upon joint declaration

Natalya Mihailova | 11 February 2016
Vnukovo, February 11, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis have agreed upon the text of their joint declaration, which they will sign at their historic meeting in Havana on February 12.
Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis agree upon joint declaration

“The text of the declaration was negotiated by the sides until late last night. The final amendments were introduced. It is necessary to hope now that the document in its agreed-upon version will be submitted to the meeting of the patriarch and the pope,” Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, told reporters at the Vnukovo airport on Thursday, before accompanying Patriarch Kirill on his flight to Cuba.

Changes may be introduced into the text of this document in the course of the meeting itself, he said, declining, however, to disclose its contents.

Система Orphus Do you see a mistake in the text? Highlight it and click: Ctrl + Enter
Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible - Pravmir.ru, Neinvalid.ru, Matrony.ru and Pravmir.com. Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 dollars a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 dollars a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.

Choose currency:
Other amount
10$
20$
50$
Related articles
Patriarch’s meeting with the pope helped…

“Joint statement of Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis contributed to achieving reconciliation in Syria and thus…

Patriarch Kirill’s visit to Rome, Pope…

“Neither the Pope’s visit to Moscow nor the Patriarch’s visit to Rome is under consideration now,”…

On Idolatry – G.K. Chesterton

“Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false…