Posts Tagged ‘Patriarch Kirill’

Pope and Russian Orthodox head to have historic meeting

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Pope Francis is to meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on February 12 in Cuba in what is an historic first meeting between leaders of their two churches. The meeting, which is expected to take two hours, will take place when the Pope is en route to Mexico, the Vatican announced. A statement from the Vatican Read more

Pope backs Russian Church’s position against Pussy Riot

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI reportedly supported the Russian Orthodox Church’s tough stance against the punk band Pussy Riot who were controversially jailed for two years after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral, The Independent of London reported. The pope’s position was announced in comments posted on the website of Patriarch Kirill, head of Read more