situation of the Russian Orthodox church after long decades of persecution and
suffering; the connections between the secular power and the spiritual one in Eastern
countries; the relationship with the Catholic world and the prospects of a
dialogue, and also the future of the Christian people and their role in
confronting modern challenges and the value of Pope Francis’ pontificate.
These are some of the main themes covered by the intense dialogue between a
journalist expert on Russian culture and Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and all
Russia, leader of the most important Orthodox Church in the world.