2006-01-31 18:54:27

Cardinal Kasper Arrives in Georgia

(31 January 2006 - RV) The president of the Pontifical Council for promoting Christian unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, arrived in Georgia today after a four-day trip to neighbouring Armenia. The Cardinal's visit is at the invitation of the country's small local catholic community. He will meet his holiness Illia II, the Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church. He will also take part in an ecumenical prayer service hosted by the local Armenian church. it is the first visit to Georgia by a head of the Council for Christian Unity in 15 years. Last week, we spoke to Cardinal Kasper about the state of Catholic-Orthodox relations.

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