Friday, March 30, 2012

Patriarch Kirill to visit Catholic Poland

Moscow, March 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill is due to visit Poland soon, the head of Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said.

"In a sequence of visits that any newly elected church leader makes to other local Orthodox churches, Patriarch Kirill is due to pay a visit to the Polish Orthodox Church in the very near future," the priest told a press conference at the Interfax on Friday.

The visit is expected to include contacts with the Roman Catholic Church, he said.

"Naturally, if the visit is to Poland, it would be strange to refuse from contacts with the country's leading Church, especially, in light of the recent dialogue aimed at working out mutually acceptable positions on the issues that the Poles and Russians have for one another. One way or the other, the visit to country with a strong Catholic tradition will involve a contact with this Church," Father Vsevolod added.

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