PATRIARCH KIRILL HIGHLIGHTS HISTORICAL TIES BETWEEN CUBA AND RUSSIA.

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PATRIARCH KIRILL HIGHLIGHTS HISTORICAL TIES BETWEEN CUBA AND RUSSIA

  • February 12, 2016
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Patriarch Kirill Highlights Historical Ties between Cuba and Russia

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The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Kirill, said that the peoples of Russia and Cuba have been joined for many years by feelings of cooperation and friendship, which are preserved.

The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who arrived Thursday in Havana for an official visit until Sunday, said he came to the island in response to an invitation from Cuban President Raul Castro.

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MILLENNIUM AFTER SPLIT, POPE AND RUSSIAN CHURCH TO MEET IN CUBA.

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MILLENNIUM AFTER SPLIT, POPE AND RUSSIAN CHURCH TO MEET IN CUBA

  • February 12, 2016
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Millennium after split, pope and Russian church to meet in Cuba

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Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church meet in Havana on Friday, nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, for the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch.The two religious leaders, guests of a Communist government, will address the millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

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U.S.-Cuba Business Council Elects Gutierrez as Chair.

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U.S.-Cuba Business Council Elects Gutierrez as Chair

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Board of Directors of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council (USCBC), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced today the election of former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, co-chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, as the Council’s first chair. In addition, the Council’s Board elected Frank del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines; Mike Fernandez, chairman & CEO of MBF Healthcare Partners; Candace Matthews, president of the Americas at Amway; and Tom Nides, vice chairman of Morgan Stanley, as vice chairs. Continue reading

Cuba hosting first-ever papal meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch.

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Cuba hosting first-ever papal meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch

HAVANA (AP) — The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in Cuba.

The meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill at Havana’s airport is expected to focus almost entirely on religious reconciliation. The Catholic and Orthodox churches split during the Great Schism of 1054 and have remained estranged over a host of issues, including the primacy of the pope and Russian Orthodox accusations that the Catholic Church is poaching converts in former Soviet lands. Continue reading

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill.

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The official English translation of the full joint declaration, from Vatican Radio:

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13).

1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the help of the Holy Spirit Consolator, we, Pope Francis and Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, have met today in Havana. We give thanks to God, glorified in the Trinity, for this meeting, the first in history.

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We can cooperate in a joint fashion.

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His Holiness, Your Excellencies, dear brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen;

We have held an open discussion over two hours, with full understanding of the responsibility of our churches for our believing people, for the future of Christianity, and the future of human civilization. It was a very content-rich conversation, which afforded us the opportunity to understand and appreciate each other’s positions.

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If this continues, Cuba will be the capital of unity.

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Your Holiness, Eminences, Reverends;

We spoke as brothers, we were both baptized the same way, we are Bishops. We spoke of our Churches, and agreed that unity is achieved moving forward. We spoke clearly, without mincing words. I confess to you that I have felt the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in this dialogue.

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Pope hold historic meeting, sign call to end persecution of Christians.

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Pope hold historic meeting, sign call to end persecution of Christians

Published time: 12 Feb, 2016 19:38Edited time: 13 Feb, 2016 05:41


 The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Pope Francis signed a joint declaration after their first historic meeting in Havana, Cuba. They called on world leaders to prevent Christians in the Middle East from “being completely exterminated” and to help refugees from those regions.

“Our gaze must firstly turn to those regions of the world where Christians are victims of persecution. In many countries of the Middle East and North Africa, whole families, villages, and cities of our brothers and sisters in Christ are being completely exterminated,” the declaration stated.

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Cuba witnesses story of understanding and peace

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HAVANA is once again the scene of dialogue and understanding. This afternoon, February 12, after an affectionate greeting, the leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches held a private meeting and signed a joint statement, in a ceremony witnessed by President Raúl Castro.

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State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament.

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State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament

 

 

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11 February 2016

The Speaker of the National Assembly,

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces;
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP,
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa,
Former President Thabo Mbeki,
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and all esteemed members of the judiciary,
The President of the Pan African Parliament, Mr Roger Nkodo Dang,
Ministers and Deputy Ministers,
Premiers and Speakers of Provincial Legislatures,
Chairperson of SALGA and all Executive Mayors present,
The Heads of Chapter 9 Institutions,
Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders,
Leaders of faith based organisations,
The former Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Frene Ginwala,
Invited guests,
Veterans of the struggle for liberation,
Members of the diplomatic corps,
Fellow South Africans,

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