+Bartholomew, +Kirill Meet in Istanbul

July 8, 2009

Visiting Moscow and All Russia Patriarch Kirill I joined Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar on Sunday. The new Russian Patriarch further reinforced the message of unity that his visit is designed to promote and referred to the strong historic bonds between the two Churches. +Kirill will continue a world-wide visit to the other Orthodox churches of the world, ending with a visit to the U.S. later this year.

“Our common tradition is the steady basis of our joint witness toward the modern world,” Patriarch Kirill added.

Patriarch Bartholomew referred to the important decisions taken by the Fourth PanOrthodox Pre-Conciliar Conference at Chambesy in Geneva, praising the constructive cooperation and the contribution of the Moscow Patriarchate in the success of this conference, which manage to resolve one of the most thorny problems for the course of the Orthodox Church.

AOI Article on this historic meeting

+Kirill’s address at mtg with +Bartholomew

+Kirill: “the new reality in Turkey”

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