Friday, February 12, 2016

Moscow meets Rome


Vienna's beautiful St. Nikolas Russian Orthodox Church, in November.
(Click to open the photo, then once again to greatly enlarge it and see the detail.)

Within the next hours, Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis will have a historic meeting -- over coffee at Havana airport.
The first coming together since the great schism in 1054.

UPDATE:  On Twitter:  

UPDATE 2:  Here is the Joint Declaration that resulted from the meeting.
UPDATE Feb. 13:
My favorite quote from the get-together:
"Together, they discussed concrete proposals for working together, “because unity is made by walking,” the pope said. Even if the goal of full unity is not reached in this lifetime, he said, “at least when the Lord comes, he’ll find us walking.”


Gosia k said...

Dina definitely very important meeting and historical one

Come Away With Me said...

It's been a long time coming!

William Kendall said...

A magnificent church!

Hels said...

The Great Schism of 1054 was some time ago. About time, chaps!

Cloudia said...

Historic post, Dina!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post which I read just in time to see the meeting taking place. An historic meeting for sure. I always appreciate your blog and learn so much. Thank you.
Reader in Virginia, USA

crystal said...

I like Russian church architecture. St. Basil's is very pretty.

VP said...

Orthodox churches are always eye-catching and spectacular!