martedì 21 marzo 2023

Lithuanian authorities and the Ecumenical Patriarch: another example of a joint response to the war in Ukraine

(The Lithuania Tribune)
It was not so long ago, just on February 17th, that the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced the reinstatement and acceptance of former clerics of the Lithuanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Moscow Patriarchate. However, Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople is already expected to visit our country this month to sign an agreement on cooperation between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Lithuania. In this article, we’ll try to sort out what is this agreement, why events are unfolding so rapidly, and why it is so important for our country, for Ukrainians, and for Europe as a whole. (...)