Cooperation between the Orthodox and Catholics is necessary for spiritual revival of Europe – Moscow Patriarchate

St. Petersburg, October 6, Interfax – The dialogue between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches is necessary both for them and the contemporary European society, the deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin is convinced.

‘I am confident that our two Churches need cooperation today. Even more this cooperation is needed by people seeking spiritual truth in many European countries, in the west of the continent in particular,’ Rev. Vsevolod told Interfax in the intermission of the plenary session of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) being held in the Catholic seminary in St. Petersburg.

He congratulated the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Russia and its president bishop Joseph Wert on the success of the CCEE plenary session in Russia….