Coalition wants Raqqa to be a Syrian center beyond Assad’s control - Russian senatorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:22
Putin notes dynamic development of political dialogue between Russia, KazakhstanRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 12:09
US and coalition bomb Syrian Raqqa, like Dresden was bombed in 1945 - Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense October 22, 9:56
NATO rejects media claims alliance unable of quick deploymentWorld October 21, 13:01
Russian senior diplomat: Moscow has 'no doubts' that Iran fulfilling JCPOA dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:04
Monuments to Soviet troops in PolandWorld October 21, 10:57
Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
MOSCOW, August 16 (Itar-Tass) — Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who will begin a four-day visit to Poland on Thursday, considers it “in the broad context of Orthodox-Catholic relationship”.
In an interview with Polish mass media, the patriarch said earlier, no primate of the Russian Orthodox Church had made a trip to the country where most people were Catholics.
“I have a feeling that the time came when this step should be taken. After my enthronement in 2009 the time came to visit my brother, Metropolitan Savva who leads the Polish Orthodox Church. I realise that Poland is a Catholic country and that it belongs to the Orthodox western culture,” the Russian patriarch said.
In his words, “the visit itself is a remarkable event. It turned out that over the whole history no Russian hierarch had visited the Polish land. This fact attaches much significance to my visit and creates an absolutely new atmosphere: I try to put together the past, the present and the future.”
The patriarch noted that the upcoming visit should not be linked to political processes. “Every epoch had its policy and relations were difficult in any political situation. If now we link our joint initiative [with the Catholic Church in Poland] to the political context of the beginning of the 20th century, we will make a big mistake. It is very important to get a new angle on these events,” Patriarch Kirill stressed.