The forum was initiated by Msg. Walter Brandmuller, president of the Pontifical Council for Historical Sciences. He met Tuesday with Metropolitan Kirill, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, reported Interfax.
During their talk, Metropolitan Kirill noted that among all of the Christian churches, the Catholic Church is closest to the Russian Orthodox in terms of morality.
The two clerics discussed cooperation between their respective churches in advocating Christian values. As an example of such cooperation, Metropolitan Kirill pointed to the international conference To Give a Soul to Europe, which took place in May in Vienna.
.- The Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches have announced that they will hold a joint forum next year on Christianity, Culture and Moral Values. The focus will be the Roman Catholic Church’s view of human rights.