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Patriarch Kyril writes to Pope Benedict XVI on his resignation

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If you want to read a beautiful letter from the Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow, Kyril I, to Pope Benedict XVI, read the following. 

On 1 March 2013, His Holiness, Patriarch Kyril I of Moscow sent a message to His Holiness, Benedict XVI, pope-emeritus.

Your Holiness!In these exceptional days for you, I would like to express the feelings of brotherly love in Christ and respect.

The decision to leave the position of Bishop of Rome, which you, with humility and simplicity, announced on February 11 this year, has found a ready response in the hearts of millions of Catholics.

We have always been close to your consistent ministry, marked by uncompromisingness in matters of faith and unswerving adherence to the living Tradition of the Church. At a time when the ideology of permissiveness and moral relativism tries to dislodge the moral values of life, you boldly raised your voice in defence of the ideals of the Gospel, the high dignity of man and his vocation to freedom from sin. 

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St Basil’s Cathedral at 450

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The famously beautiful Cathedral of Saint Basil’s in Moscow’s “Red Square” marks its 450th birthday. The origins of the church date back to the 14th century and is dedicated to the Trinity, but the structure really shows several churches linked together. The one currently known was built by Ivan the Terrible in 1554, the church’s domes are an icon really to the Blessed Virgin Mary and later named popularly to recall the life of a local saint, Basil.
Google commemorates this history. Rome Reports has a video story.

Faith in Russia Today: Archbishop Paolo Pezzi in conversation

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A Conversation with 

the Most Reverend Paolo Pezzi, FSCB

Archbishop of Mother of God in Moscow

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In cooperation
with Radius, and Communion and Liberation

Date: Wednesday, November 17,

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Pryzbyla Center, Great


The Catholic University of

620 Michigan Ave., NE,
Washington, DC 20064


Metro: Red Line, Brookland/CUA 


The conference is free and
open to the public

For more information

the flyer can be downloaded here: Archbishop
Paolo Pezzi in DC.pdf

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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