Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev says that Patriarch Kirill Turned Around Inter-Orthodox Relations in the Space of a Year

Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias (1946- ) with Patriarch Bartholomew Archontonis of Constantinople New Rome (1940- ) in Moscow. Those smiles are TOO broad… these guys hate each other’s guts, I’ll warrant.

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, the Head of the MP Department for External Church Relations, noted an improvement in the dynamics of inter-Orthodox dialogue ever since Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev took power. “Patriarch Kirill proposed to Patriarch Bartholomew a new format for our relations”, Vladyki Hilarion said in Moscow on Wednesday at a meeting with officials of the RF Foreign Ministry. As he described it, this format is based not on rivalry and mutual distrust, but on cooperation and a permanent system of mutual consultation and cooperation. Metropolitan Hilarion expressed a hope that “this new mechanism will work effectively”. In his opinion, during the first year of its existence, this mechanism “changed not just the relations between the MP and the EP, but the entire field of inter-Orthodox relations. Vladyki Hilarion reminded us about the difficult relations between the MP and the EP over the situation in Estonia in the mid-90’s, when the EP erected a church structure parallel to the structures of the MP. “This conflict has not been fully resolved, but, today, thanks to the wise, prudent, and, yes, prophetic position of Patriarch Kirill, these complex relationships are no longer in deadlock, but they are translated to a completely different plane”, Vladyki Hilarion concluded.

9 June 2010



Editor’s Note:

Liar, liar, pants on fire! KMG is not only feeding Humble Pie to Bart, he’s force-feeding it to the Boy Wonder, too. KMG does not believe a word of the above… he’s got too much intelligence and he doesn’t believe his own propaganda, in any case. Neither Bart nor KMG trust one another… let alone have friendly feelings. KMG has had the whip hand ever since the Americans’ lickspittle Yushchenko lost the election… Bart was left flapping in the wind. Trust me… there’s more conflict yet to come… it’s just been delayed to another day.

The above is mere wind… treat it accordingly. Note well that KMG is taking the Boy Blunder out to the woodshed in public… what did he do in private to merit that? Oh, well… we’ll never know… it must have been a whopper, though!


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