Russian Patriarch and Pope Francis are set to meet and discuss the current situation in our world which is on the verge of a war.
According to this report, this unprecedented meeting between Christendom’s top two leaders is the first rapprochement between these factions since the Great Schism of 1054 that precipitated the final separation between the Eastern Christian churches (led by the patriarch of Constantinople, Michael I Cerularius) and the Western Church (led by Pope Leo IX) that resulted in the mutual excommunications by the Pope and the Patriarch that became a watershed in church history.
Raising the fears of Pope Francis in his urging this meeting with Patriarch Kirill to take place, the MVD says they were informed by the DER, are his fears that our world is on the precipice of war after the Ministry of Defense (MoD) warned yesterday that Turkey is in the final preparations for their invading of Syria—and which should they do would necessitate a declaration of war against Turkey by the Federation which the Obama regime led NATO forces would then join.
Further alarming Pope Francis, this report continues, is that the present “climate for war” is being accelerated by the “terrifying crisis” currently striking the European Unions major banks threatening to collapse them—a grave situation made more dire yesterday when the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) collapsed to its lowest level in recorded history. [Note: The BDI is the world’s main “thermometer” that measures global trade.
Though this report doesn’t give any “official” Kremlin position on this historic meeting, it is critical to note that the influencing of Patriarch Kirill by Pope Frances will, without a doubt, find its way to President Putin.
“The Russian Orthodox Church has had a huge revival since the fall of the Soviet Union, underneath Vladimir Putin. Putin is deeply religious, despite having been a loyal KGB agent his entire life. As Russia began to recuperate from the chaotic 1990s and decided that it wanted to resurge its power not only domestically but also internationally, Putin knew the Church would be key. So Putin has dumped a great deal of effort and money into restoring the church physically and psychologically. Bringing people back into the Church has been a major Kremlin effort. Also, organizing the various Orthodox churches back within the Soviet Unionback within the Russian Orthodox Church has been a big priority.
Under Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church has for all intents and purposes returned to returned to being a government agency. Putin has also used the church to unite beyond the Soviet sphere. In 2007, Putin united the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, ROCOR. There’s a belief tat this was due mainly to the Kremlin’s wish to push its influence into those foreign countries, and also that Putin would now use the ROCOR as a modern-day KGB listening post, with the largest ROCORs in New York and Paris.”
To how much influence, though, Pope Francis will have upon President Putin remains highly doubtful as Russia’s leader, and Patriarch Kirill, have previously stated that the conflict in Syria is a “Holy War” to protect the Christian peoples in this region from being exterminated.
One can, however, hope that whatever comes of this historic meeting between these two Christian leaders of the Eastern and Western worlds (unlike the Vatican’s complicity before and during World War II when they silently accepted the Holocaust), it may actually stop the madness currently enveloping us all—and which if not stopped, and soon, will cause the deaths of hundreds of millions.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on 12 February in Cuba.