Jul 13, 2006

Russian Orthodox Church in Rome

The news site of the SSPX is dici.org. This week there is an article on the dedication of a Russian Orthodox Church in Rome (http://www.dici.org/actualite_read.php?id=873&loc.us). I highly recommend reading the comments by Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, President of the Department of Exterior Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Kirill noted in his address that Pope Benedict XVI “ had made some very profound and important statements concerning perspectives of common initiatives between our two churches.” What is the main initiative? Human morality, which is under attack in most modern countries.

Kirill declared “The time has come when the two churches must work together” in order to ensure that “the Christian roots of Europe” prevail. For when “Europe decides not to recognize its Christian roots, this is the time when the Catholic and Orthodox churches must work together in order to be able once again to defend the values of the Christian life in Europe”.

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