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Interview with Metropolitan Hilarion

Promoting the spirit of fraternity and fellowship

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08 October 2021
“We are many, different, and yet we are one, we are Church”. This is what we read on the pages of the book “Prayer: The breath of new life” published by lev in 2019, prefaced by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The book collects the Pope’s words on prayer and in particular, his catechesis on the “Our Father”. As the Pope, Kirill reiterates in his preface how important it is, “in an age marked by the crisis of communication”, to emphasize that “in the prayer of the Our Father, taught to us by Jesus, the pronoun ‘I’ is not used because each of us presents this prayer to our Heavenly Father in the name of all humanity”. The Russian edition of the book was presented to the Pope by the President of the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk, who was ...

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