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November 11 - Card. Scola in Moscow, ecumenism grows from encounter between the faithful
Article: Ecumenical Movement - Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics
First of all the issue of the "life of the
Orthodox diocese of Milan", but probably also
the "common work in dialogue with Islam" and the protection of the Christian
communities in the Middle East; these are the issues at the center of the
"courtesy call" paid by the Archbishop of Milan, Card. Angelo Scola, to the
Patriarch of Moscow , Kirill tomorrow , November 12, the
Cardinal told press yesterday, the first of his three-day visit to Moscow at the
invitation of the Archbishop of Mother of God , Msgr. Paolo Pezzi . At the end
of the month, then , the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family ,
Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia , is expected in Moscow to speak at a conference organized
by the Orthodox Church, on the theme of family.
"The motive for my visit of courtesy to the Patriarch - said Scola -
is to speak to him about the situation of the
Orthodox faithful in Milan, how we relate to them, giving them churches where
they can celebrate the divine liturgy and our experience of a greatly fraternal
relationship". The Cardinal notes that
it is at this "grass roots level" that ecumenical dialogue
is most effective. "Doctrinal and theological commissions are important as are
commitment on issues common to the two Churches like the family, justice , life
- he said , defining the presence of the Orthodox in the diocese of Milan as
"constructive". This offers another opportunity: for the faithful to meet and
share the beauty , goodness and truth of their encounter with the Lord. "I think
, in the last 30-40 years , there the firm conviction of the indispensability of
ecumenical dialogue has arisen among all Christian denominations, encouraged by
the current mixing of cultures" said the cardinal, who would
not be drawn on the possibility of a meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch
of Moscow, long overdue. "I'm not a fortune teller", he joked , then added ,
citing the Gospel of St. John: "One thing is clear , as Jesus said :
' That they may be one so that the world may believe .'"
"The prospect of unification - he pointed out at a press conference ahead of his
intervention at the conference; "Identity, otherness, universality" at the
Orthodox St. John Chrysostom University - must be in the heart of every
Christian " .
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