CWNews.com - Speaking at the annual Rimini meeting of the Communion and Liberation Movement, the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church said that “the time is ripe for a meeting” between Pope Benedict and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. “It might even be possible in 2011; in principle I see no obstacles,” said Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk.

“We have been in dialogue with the Catholic Church for some time, at times with moments of exhilaration, at others with a fall in tensions,” he said. “Now we are in a moment of stability, but between us, we, the parties, are open to dialogue. I hope this atmosphere will continue.”

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Teachings of Christ

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Seventh Ecumenical Council

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Wisdom from the Church Fathers

What toil we must endure, what fatigue, while we are attempting to climb hills and the summits of mountains! What, that we may ascend to heaven! If you consider the promised reward, what you endure is less. Immortality is given to the one who perseveres; everlasting life is offered; the Lord promises His Kingdom.

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