2017-05-22 11:08:00

Patriarch Kirill believes Christians of different confessions will unite in one Church again

Moscow, May 22, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes Christians of different confessions will unite in the future.

"Today we are still divided as theological problems rooted in the ancient times don't give us a possibility to unite," the patriarch said on Sunday at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior after the service at the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker first time in history delivered from Italy.

The primate said that the Christians could unite "not thanks to their efforts or some church diplomatic steps or theological agreements, but only if the Holy Spirit again unites all who confess the name of Christ."

"We believe that St. Nicholas who listens to the prayers of Christians in the East and in the West stands before the Lord and among others requests asks Him to unite Churches together," he said.

"May the Lord save and help Christians of the West and of the East in going through difficult historic ways," the patriarch said.

The Great Schism of the Churches for the Roman Catholic with center in Rome and Orthodox in the East with center in Constantinople took place in 1054. The schism has not been overcome yet.