sabato 28 maggio 2022

Russia
“Successor” Volokolamsk distances himself from Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

(Efi Efthimiou, Orthodox Times)
The stance taken by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, regarding the war in Ukraine and the relations with the other Churches, has not gone unnoticed lately. First was his meeting with Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus that took place in Cyprus, in the framework of the Orthodox Assembly of the World Council of Churches, despite the fact that the Church of Russia has interrupted the Eucharistic communion with the Archbishop of Cyprus, after the latter’s recognition of the Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. This was followed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) pre-conference and the conclusion text issued at the end of the proceedings, which spoke of a unanimous condemnation of the war raging in Ukraine. (...)