Russian, Georgian diplomats may meet in mid-OctoberRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 29, 18:41
Moscow, Ankara discuss construction of two lines of Turkish StreamBusiness & Economy July 29, 18:36
French lawmaker notes situation around Crimea gradually changingWorld July 29, 18:25
Some 18,000 detained in Turkey as suspects in failed coup plot — ministerWorld July 29, 18:19
Russian, US experts begin talks on situation in Syria’s Aleppo — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 29, 18:10
Russian Defense Ministry to receive 2nd Angara rocket by yearendScience & Space July 29, 18:05
Moscow hopes Kiev heeds UN appeal for Olympic truceRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 29, 17:47
Russian defense ministry is optimistic about reaction to humanitarian operation in AleppoRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 29, 17:26
Moscow concerned with Israeli plans to build new settlements in West BankRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 29, 17:21
ROME, October 28. /TASS/. The Russian Orthodox Church and the Vatican are in talks over the possible meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, said Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov) of Yegoryevsk who presented at the Foreign Press Association in Rome his book titled Everyday Saints. The book has been translated into Italian and published in the Apennines.
"The relations [between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church] have varied over the past 20-30 years, at times they were tense. However, it is a different period now — of benevolent attention to each other. The negotiations over such a meeting [between the Pope and the Patriarch] are underway, and it is quite possible that we will learn something specific in the near future," he said answering a question from a TASS correspondent.
He noted that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Vatican were discussing "several projects on cooperation in the field of culture, which would be of interest not only to church people."
Bishop Tikhon, the Executive Secretary of the Patriarchal Council for Culture, did not specify what initiatives he was referring to, "since they were at the preparation stage." He added that during his visit, a meeting with President of the Pontifical Council for Culture Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi was to be held.