Joint appeal of heads of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches to concerted action in Syria had a positive impact on resolving the situation in the country, said the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

“In Havana from the mouth of the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow calls for concerted, coordinated action. Thank God this call has been heeded, and today we learn the news of hope: the United States and Russia agreed on a truce in Syria and to this agreement have already joined and the Syrian government and the opposition,” he said in an interview that will be published on Friday in “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, reports “Interfax”.

According to the Metropolitan, is the first step in that direction, which was written in the joint Declaration of the Pope and the Patriarch.

“Terrorists must be in complete isolation, and the struggle against them must be waged by the whole world”. God forbid that the arrangement was not short term to all involved in the fight against terrorism in the country has been United in a single coalition and joint efforts helped to save the world from looming over him a terrible threat,” he said Metropolitan Hilarion.

In the ROC believe that the meeting between the Patriarch and the Pope already bore fruit in the Syrian settlement 26.02.2016

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