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Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the number two cleric in the Russian Orthodox Church who is responsible for external affairs and dialogue with the Catholic Church, visited the Shrine of Fatima earlier this month.

The Russian Orthodox Church have released a statement declaring that they do not recognise the authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch has defended his right to settle church disputes in Ukraine, after meeting Patriarch Kirill of Russia to discuss demands for an autocephalous, or self-governing Ukrainian church.

Peace in the Middle East must be “cultivated in the parched soil of conflict and discord” and not by building walls, Pope Francis said after meeting Orthodox and Catholic church leaders from the Middle East in Bari, Italy.

Pope Francis travels to the Italian town of Bari today to pray for peace in the Middle East with the heads of other Christian Churches. The ecumenical gathering comes at a time when relations between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches are at a particularly sensitive point

'Today, Russia ranks among the worst violators of religious freedom and human rights,' Ambassador Callista Gingrich said during a roundtable discussion on Ukraine held at the US embassy in Rome

At a high-level meeting at the Vatican between the Pope and a delegation from the Russian Orthodox Church, Pope Francis’ emphasised the common ground between the Churches, while telling Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk that the Vatican has no desire to interfere in internal Russian Orthodoxy


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