Russian church in 'positive dialogue' with Vatican
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Russian Orthodox Church has established a "positive dialogue" with the Catholic Church but obstacles remain to a reconciliation between the two faiths, Russia's Patriarch Alexiy II said on Tuesday.
Both the Vatican and the Russian church say they are open to an historic meeting between the patriarch and Pope Benedict, a step that would send a signal that the churches, split since the Great Schism of 1054, are drawing closer. the rest