Patriarch Kirill, met in Moscow with representatives of the Catholic Church

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in photobacteria believers the Holy relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the SaviorPatriarch Kirill, met in Moscow with representatives of the Catholic Church© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill after the Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where eve was taken from the Italian Bari the relics of Saint Nicholas, started the meeting with representatives of the Roman Catholic Church.

The meeting, which is held in the chambers of the temple of Christ the Savior, involves the DECR Chairman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Archbishop of Bari, Francesco’s Cacucci, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation Archbishop Celestino Millor, representatives of the Russian Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church.

The meeting is devoted to a historical event — for the first time in the history of the relics of Saint Nicholas from Bari to another country, in this case Russia. It is «a shining example of our witness of Christian faith», the Patriarch said, opening the meeting.

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