Meet Russian Orthodox marred by absence
#Cosmoread: The Orthodox Church throughout the world, the first such gathering in a millennium, but the absence of many branches of the banquet event threatened to march on Sunday met in Greece. Religious leaders, the city of Heraklion on Crete, where the “Divine Liturgy,” referring to the House on June 27 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that the so-called Holy and Great Council called on several issues including marriage will last as was conservative Pentecost observed fast, and at the church in the United States and Australia combined representation. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos mass that was broadcast live on state broadcaster ERT participated.
But the Russian Orthodox leader Kyrill, which represents some 130 million faithful in the absence of – half of the world population that gathered conservative leaders, had tried to present an image of unity threatened to undermine. Apart from Russia, Bulgaria and the Orthodox Church of Georgia are also absent. Both are believed to be close to Moscow. Patriarchate of Antioch, Jerusalem, and with the appointment of clerics in Qatar’s staying away because of a dispute.