2018-08-06 14:49:00

Agenda of meeting between patriarchs Kirill, Bartholomew in works - Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow, August 6, Interfax - The Moscow side has yet refrained from making subjects of the two patriarchs' conversation public.

"The agenda is currently in the works," the deputy head of the Department for External Church Relations, Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, told Interfax-Religion.

"It's nearly a month away. I believe the meeting's general outlines will be determined closer to its date," priest Alexander Volkov, the spokesperson for Patriarch Kirill, in his turn, told Interfax.

The office of the secretary-general of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, in turn, said on its Facebook page that this meeting will take place at the Russian side's request and the patriarchs will discuss "bilateral relations of interest" during the visit.

It was reported earlier that Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will meet with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in Istanbul on August 31.