Russian Orthodox and Catholic believers treat each other better - joint working group

Representatives of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches have stated an improvement in relations between Orthodox and Catholic believers in Russia. A joint group on problems separating the two branches of Christianity convened in Vladimir. It underlined the importance of exchanging information between the two Churches and stated a better climate in the information sphere and the prevalence of a respectful and kind attitude between Orthodox and Catholic believers.

Participants in the session welcomed mutual support of socially significant initiatives launched by the Orthodox and Catholic Churches. They called for further improvements and for joint efforts to resist attempts by some media to provoke Orthodox-Catholic conflicts.