Kako je mitropolit Volokolamski Ilarion rekao, sastanak iako nije zakazan, veoma je moguć- "Sada je moguć više nego ikada" kako je rekao.
http://www.catholicnews.com/data/sto...ns/1002094.htm"What is important is not the speed of dialogue, but the quality of the results we achieve," said the metropolitan. He was in Rome for a series of events on Russian culture and spirituality sponsored by the Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate.
"An encounter between a pope and a patriarch should be a historic event, not just because it is the first meeting between the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church but especially because such a meeting must be sign of the intention to move our relations forward, which is why is must be prepared for well," he said.
"I hope there could be an encounter not between just any pope of Rome and patriarch of Moscow, but between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Benedict XVI," Metropolitan Hilarion said.
Pressed on the question, he said, "By mentioning these two concrete people, I tried to indicate somewhat a desired deadline."
He told reporters that most of the Russian Orthodox clergy and faithful have a very favorable opinion of Pope Benedict and particularly appreciate his efforts to promote traditional moral values and to strengthen the Christian culture of Europe.