This story at Moynihan Report is definitely worth a read for Christians interested in Christian unity, especially the healing of the rift between East and West. The Russian Orthodox hierarch Hilarion is 46; Benedict is 85. It also includes the text of Hilarion address to the Synod of Roman Catholic Bishops. An excerpt:

“I would like to use this opportunity to call my brothers in the Catholic Church to create a common front in order to defend Christianity in all those countries where it is being marginalized or persecuted. In Europe and America we witness growing pressure from those representatives of militant secularism and atheism who attempt to expel Christianity from the public square, to ban Christian symbols, to destroy traditional Christian understanding of the family, of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, of the value of human life from inception till natural death.”

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s time to work together as much as possible.