The Holly See towards Russia and East Christianity. From John Paul II to Francis
Overcoming the divisions of Christianity and intensifying dialogue with the Eastern Churches is the desire of millions of Christians, and at the same time a major theological and political challenge. Dialogue with Eastern Christianity is supported by two Polish institutions, whose mission and main activity is to build bridges between cultures: The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, a Polish public institution established by the act of Polish parliament for supporting dialogue with Russia and about Russia and and the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II, a self-governing cultural institution of the City of Warsaw, popularising the achievements of John Paul II.
The conference "The Holly See see towards Russia and East Christianity. From John Paul II to Francis" focuses on a few main topics: analysis of ecumenical dialogue through the prism of Central and Eastern Europe countries experience, the role of Polish cultural heritage in this area, the political meaning of the ecumenical dialogue and the teachings of John Paul II on this matter and its perception in Russia.
Among speakers are well-known personalities and experts from Poland, Italy, Russia and other countries including: Arch. Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Arch. Józef Kowalczyk, prof. Rocco Buttiglione, prof. Myroslav Marynovych and prof. Andrey Zubov.