The Sheptytsky Institute’s Founder, Fr. Andriy Chirovsky has been a guest several times in the past on the internationally broadcast radio program, Kresta in the Afternoon. On the eve of the February 12, 2016 Havana Meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Fr. Andriy was invited once again to help listeners to understand the significance of the meeting and the difficulties associated with it.
Will Meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Bring Spiritual Change?
Pope Francis will stop in Cuba on his way to Mexico tomorrow to meet with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church. It’s the first-ever meeting between the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the spiritual chief of Russian Orthodoxy. We’ll look at the meeting and some of the obstacles separating the churches with Rev. Andriy Chirovsky.
Audio LinkFebruary 17, 2016
Historic Papal Meeting Puts Enmity to Rest, but Uncertainties Remain
The meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was an important step in mending the Great Schism that has divided Eastern and Western Christianity since the Great Schism of 1054. However, there are still many lingering questions. The Russian Orthodox Church has close ties to Vladimir Putin, whose aggression has become a topic of international concern. Ukrainian Catholics are disappointed by the lack of support they have received from the Vatican. Fr. Andriy Chirovksy is back to tell us more about the meeting.
- Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill
Bishop Borys Gudziak, February 11, 2016
- As Pope and Russian Patriarch Meet, Ukraine Fears a ‘Shaky’ Vatican
Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, February 11, 2016
- Russian Orthodox Church Gets a Verbal Victory Over Vatican on Ukraine
Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, February 16, 2016
- Pope Francis calls Havana Joint Declaration debatable, understands Ukrainians might feel betrayed
Fr. Andriy Chirovsky, February 18, 2016
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