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Ukrainian ambassador is ‘doing everything possible’ to prevent meeting between Pope, Patriarch Kirill

July 15, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: “The head of the Holy See speaks about a possible meeting with Kirill in September in Kazakhstan,” Andrii Yurash, the Ukrainian ambassador to the Holy See, said after Pope Francis confirmed the meeting will take place.

“But we diplomats are doing everything possible to prevent the meeting from taking place: it will neither benefit the ecumenical dialogue nor add authority to the Apostolic capital [See], because we are talking about a meeting with the devil’s advocate,” Yurash commented.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 15, 2022 11:59 AM ET USA

    This is the kind of thing that can happen when particular Churches assume the character of a national Church. This is most keenly felt among some of the Orthodox Christian Churches. As seen in this forum, it can even afflict Catholic particular Churches. This sin is very evident in the political, military, and diplomatic spheres, where hate-filled voices and media propaganda incite detestation of our fellow men in suffering regions such as North Korea, Russia, the Middle East, and elsewhere.