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Putin hails dialogue between Vatican and Russia Orthodox Church

Putin Pope and Kirill Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin during their talks at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Putin welcomed a dialogue between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)

By Associated Press August 23, 2017

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed ongoing dialogue between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Putin said at Wednesday’s meeting with the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, that “universal humanitarian values” form the basis for Russia’s ties with the Vatican, as well as relations between the two churches.

Putin thanked the Holy See for sending St. Nicholas relics on loan to Russia this summer. He also hailed a Moscow exhibition of paintings from the Vatican Museums and said that Russia will reciprocate with a Russian art exhibition in the Vatican next year.

Parolin’s meeting with Putin in Sochi follows his talks with Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill. Kirill met with Pope Francis in Cuba in February 2016, the first encounter between the leaders of the two churches.

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This devloping closeness is a very interesting and highlights something Bible Students have been expecting and watching this development for some years. Bible Prophecy has revealed to us that the Catholic and Orthodox Churches will be United once more, before Christ's Return. Further Prophecy tells us that both Europe and Russia will be united under one Religion being Catholicism both West and East. This development goes hand in hand with Britain's Exit from the EU and Russia's rise to the position of being a "guard' unto the EU as per Ezekiel 38:8.

See this article here to learn about this: Catholic and Orthodox Churches to UNITE

See also Alignment of the Nations in the Last Days Prior to Christ's Return