Started in Istanbul to meet Patriarch Bartholomew and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, according to “SPM”.
Negotiations are conducted in the residence of the Patriarch of Constantinople and is expected to last three hours. The video, which the primates greet each other, published the Patriarchate of Constantinople on his page in Facebook.
“We are happy here at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to welcome His Beatitude and His Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. Every time we meet each other, we have the opportunity to discuss issues of common interest,” said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
“At all times our churches are faced with problems, and suffer from the outside world, but each time with God’s help, we found the answers and knew how to deal with these problems”, – said the Patriarch. In addition, the Patriarch said: “You rightly mentioned about the dialogue and say beautiful words, but I think there is a big difference between the dialogue policy and dialogue we. In the political dialogue you each protect the interests of his country, but the dialogue within the Church is different, it is spiritual. Although we represent our Church, we have a mission from God to preserve the unity of the Church.”
Note, as reported by specialized media, the patriarchs will discuss the issue of granting autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church.