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28 Sep 2017

Lukashenko suggests meeting of Patriarch Kirill, Pope Francis in Minsk

Lukashenko suggests meeting of Patriarch Kirill, Pope Francis in Minsk

MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – There is a suggestion to organize a meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Minsk, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the meeting with representatives of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) on 28 September, BelTA has learned.

“We talked about the results of the meeting between the Pope and Patriarch Kirill, which took place somewhere far away, in Cuba. I think we should consider their meeting here, in Minsk. This is the place where the problems of the West and the East, the North and the South can be discussed,” the Belarusian leader said.

“If you reach the understanding with the Orthodox Church, I and the Belarusian people will do everything necessary for you, your heads and our heads of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches to make this meeting in Minsk a historical one. Think about it,” the president said.

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