The Pope wants to meet with Patriarch Kirill
Pope Francis expressed his desire to meet with the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
in the cabin of Turkey, where the head of the Roman Catholic Church was a two-day visit, Francis told reporters that he was ready to meet the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church " at any time ".
" I said that I would go anywhere - you can call me and I will go. He (Cyril) showed the same desire " - quoted Pope the associated Press.
" We wish to meet. We wish to move forward ", - quotes Agency the message of the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
in the framework of the official visit to Turkey Francis met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, head of the Department for religious Affairs of Turkey (Diyanet) in which Hermasa, Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, as well as with refugees from Iraq and Syria.
first it was announced that Pope Francis and Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I spoke signed in Istanbul mutual Declaration for dialogue between the parties of the Ukrainian conflict.