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Orthodox and Catholic churches unite with music

Russian spiritual music was ringing out in Istanbul last night as part of a major international project aimed at uniting the main centers of Christian culture.

The project is the brainchild of the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches.

The performance of the Moscow Synod Choir was the second stop of its “Three Romes” tour.

It kicked of in Moscow on Thursday and will end with a concert in the Vatican in May, bringing together the leaders of the Orthodox and Catholic churches.

The choir is performing The St Mathew Passion, a piece based on an evangelical text, which aims to celebrate common Christian heritage.

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