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Vatican Secretary of State, Russian patriarch to discuss Ukraine

August 21, 2017

A staff member of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations said that Ukraine is on the agenda of Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s upcoming meeting with Patriarch Kirill.

Father Stefan Igumnov told the Russian news agency Interfax that Ukraine “remains problematic in the relations between the two churches because of the occasional destructive activities of the Greek Catholics in Ukraine.”


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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Aug. 23, 2017 1:02 PM ET USA

    Discussing Ukraine? Ukrainian ears must have been burning as people discussed them. But did anyone ever consider asking Major Archbishop Sviatoslav and his hierarchy what their needs are and what they see as an equitable solution? I rue the day when Patriarch Kiril, who truly feels the Ukrainian Catholic Church has no right to exist, because he is Chief, and some Vatican official make policy for Ukraine! Ukraine for Ukrainians. Ukrainians decide! It's in our national anthem in so many words!