The Austrian Times website reports today (May 13,2010) that Vienna Greek Orthodox Archbishop Michael Staikos -- the Orthodox Church's Exarch for Central Europe -- will visit Moscow on Pentecost, May 24.
He will be accompanied by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
Staikos has said he is confident that the pan-Orthodox Council -- which has been in the planning stages for years -- will finally take place in 2012 or 2013.
Staikos told Catholic press agency, Kathpress, that relations between Moscow and Constantinople have improved significantly since the new Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill's recent visit to Istanbul (Constantinople).
Staikos said Bartholomew's upcoming visit to Moscow is an attempt to enhance intra-Orthodox relations.