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Vatican, Moscow patriarchate to co-sponsor events on Russian culture

Catholic World News - May 07, 2010

The Pontifical Council for Culture has announced plans for a 2-day festival of Russian culture and spirituality. The initiative is co-sponsored by the Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow.

Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said that Archbishop Hilarion, the head of the ecumenical-affairs department for the Moscow patriarchate, will lead a Russian delegation in Rome for the events of May 19-20. Before arriving in Rome the Russian delegation will visit Ravenna, Milan, Turin, and Bologna.

The events of May 19 will include a photographic exhibition on the life of the Russian Orthodox Church today, and a symposium on the cooperative efforts of Catholic and Orthodox leaders to preserve Europe's Christian identity.

Archbishop Hilarion will preside at a celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Rome's Orthodox church on May 20. That evening, in the Vatican auditorium, the Russian national orchestra will give a concert to honor Pope Benedict XVI. The concert will be sponsored by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.

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