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Leaders of Orthodox churches to meet to discuss council preparations

March 06, 2014

The leaders of all of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches will gather at the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from March 6 to 9.

The Interfax news agency reported that “the meeting will address issues relating to the preparations for the upcoming All-Orthodox Council and the situation of Christians in the Middle East. The All-Orthodox Council has not convened for more than 1,000 years.”

Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, the head of the largest Orthodox church, expressed disappointment that the meeting is taking place during Lent.


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