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What lessons should politics learn from religion?

Amidst the increasing risks of a military confrontation between Russia and the West, politicians would better to take into account the experience of religious leaders like Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill. By Russia Direct With a great deal of buzz about a global war, involving Russia and other great powers, the recent Munich Security conference is very symbolic and ill-omened. It seems to create a sort of the catch 22 situation: the more ...


One Cross For Two

... Russian Orthodox Church’s ecclesiastical structure are usually passed over in silence. Regardless of the meeting’s agenda, the very fact that it is taking place allows Kirill to move forward in solving at least two issues. The meeting with Patriarch Kirill is important for Pope Francis as well: this is a significant breakthrough in bringing Catholicism and Orthodoxy closer together, a task that has proved impossible for his predecessors. Besides, the Holy See is interested in the Moscow ...


Holy Meeting in Havana

A landmark meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis took place at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on February 12, 2016. A meeting of this kind has been unprecedented in the history of relations between the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church ...


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