Patriarch Kirill believes in the possibility of uniting Christians of different churches

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pataliputra of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during a meeting in the temple of Christ the Savior the ark with the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.Patriarch Kirill believes in the possibility of uniting Christians of different churches© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill believes in the unification of Christians of different churches in the future.

«Today, we are still divided, inasmuch as the theological problems that came to us from ancient times, do not allow us to reunite,» said the Patriarch on Sunday at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where he officiated at the relics of St. Nicholas, for the first time in history brought from Italy.

As noted by the Primate, the Union of Christians can occur «not by their efforts, some Church-diplomatic steps, the theological agreements, but only if the Holy Spirit will once again join all who profess the name of Christ.»

«We believe that St. Nicholas, who hears the prayers of the Christians of the East and West stands before the Lord, and asking him to join the Church together,» he said.

«God bless and help in passing a difficult historical ways Christians of the East and the West», — said the Patriarch.

The division of the Church into the Roman Catholic Church in the West, centered in Rome and the Orthodox in the East with its center in Constantinople occurred in 1054. The split has not been overcome until now.

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobanks of the ark with relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the SaviorPatriarch Kirill believes in the possibility of uniting Christians of different churches© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobanks of the ark with relics of St. Nicholas in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior

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