The Russian Church and the RCC are discussing the visit of Pope Francis to the Russian Federation. This was announced by the head of the Synodal Department for Relations of the Church with Society and the Media of the Russian Orthodox Church, Vladimir Legoyda, TASS writes.
According to him, the arrival of Pope Francis to Russia without the invitation of the Russian Orthodox Church is hardly possible.
“I don’t really imagine such a situation, because the Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and he is unlikely to go anywhere without the invitation of a religious leader,” said Vladimir Legoyda.
There are no more specific data on the visit yet, since this is “one of the topics that is being discussed, but here any statements are made after agreements have been reached.”
Earlier it was reported that the Pope cannot come to the Russian Federation or Ukraine due to health problems.