There is new hope for possible Catholic-Russian Orthodox unity. The interview Archbishop Paolo Pezzi granted to Corriere della Sera stated that this unity could take place soon, even within months.
NC Register: Is Catholic-Orthodox Unity in Sight?
Is there suffering upon this new earth? On our earth we can only love with suffering and through suffering. We cannot love otherwise, and we know of no other sort of love. I want suffering in order to love. (Dostoevsky)