The Patriarch Kirill of all Russia and Moscow visits Istanbul
The Patriarch Kirill of All Russia and Moscow visited Istanbul and met the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
The Patriarch Kirill will be welcomed by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport this morning, as Russian Orthodox Church Press Service reported.
“We believe in the power of Dialogue. We, as religious leaders, use dialogues to solve problems ” the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I said, stating that he is ready to discuss vital issues of mutual interests with Patriarch Kirill. He also said that in these days the Ecumenical Patriarchate will host a general synod. The meeting is supposed to start tomorrow and will continue until Monday evening.
The topics on the agenda of the meeting include the issues related to the Orthodox Church, especially the issue of independence of the Ukrainian Church.