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The Metropolitan said that they do not plan to discuss Francis and Patriarch Kirill

MOSCOW, Dec 23 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill and Pope Francis do not plan at their meeting to discuss issues of theology and church doctrines to remove doctrinal contradictions between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, Metropolitan Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate, told RIA Novosti after a meeting with the Pope. Hilarion (Alfeev). “Discussion of theological and doctrinal topics is not planned,” the Metropolitan said in an interview with RIA Novosti, answering the question whether such a discussion of theological topics is possible at the meeting. Russia 24 “Metropolitan said that there is no talk of uniting the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, but they can take steps to end the centuries-old rivalry. This happened after, during a visit to Greece, Pope Francis, at a meeting with the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop Jerome of Athens and All Greece, apologized for the mistakes of Catholics in relations with the Orthodox. Metropolitan Hilarion met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on December 22. a new meeting between the heads of the two largest Christian churches in the world, Metropolitan Hilarion told the media during his visit to Rome in early October. Then, after the papal audience in the Vatican, he said that the topic of Pope Francis's visit to Russia was not currently on the agenda, but a new meeting between the pontiff and the patriarch would take place. On December 6, Pope Francis announced that he was ready to visit Russia and intends to discuss soon with Metropolitan Hilarion, the question of his new meeting with Patriarch Kirill. The pontiff announced this during a traditional press conference on board a plane returning from Athens to Rome at the end of the apostolic trip to Cyprus and Greece. Metropolitan told where Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis can meet


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