Friday, June 15, 2007
COOPERATION BETWEEN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX AND ROMAN CATHOLICS
Moscow, June 14, Interfax - Expanding cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church will have significant implications for the future of all of Europe, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia has said.
"This cooperation is extremely important on the European continent, which has deep Christian roots. Unfortunately, these Christian roots are being subjected to oblivion and even trampled upon today," Alexy II said at a meeting with Cardinal Peter Erdo, the president of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe, in Moscow on Thursday.
The attempts to impose a secular mentality on society and oust religion to the periphery of public affairs are especially active in Europe these days, Alexy said.