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Cardinal Kurt Koch is co-president of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue commission (CNS)

Scholars reportedly achieve breakthrough on synodality and primacy

Cardinal Kurt Koch is co-president of the international Catholic-Orthodox dialogue commission (CNS)

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Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yushchenko, right, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in 2009 (PA)

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A man prays at St Charles church in Kano, which Boko Haram was believed to have bombed in 2014 (AP)

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A Missionary of Charity reads a prayer in preparation for Mother Teresa's canonisation, beside her tomb in Calcutta (AP)

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South Sudanese rebel soldiers raise their weapons at a military camp in the capital Juba (AP)

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, right, and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, speak on a roof overlooking the Kremlin in Moscow (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

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Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion visit Mount Athos last month (AP)

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill conducts the Easter service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia (AP)

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Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's Jubilee for the sick and persons with disabilities (AP)

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