Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholics to meet in Vienna
- 02 May 2006, 11:51 Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholics to meet in Vienna
Moscow, May 2, Interfax - An international Christian conference entitled "Give a Soul to Europe. Mission and Responsibility of Churches" will take place in Vienna on May 3-5.
The conference is organized by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for Foreign Church Relations with the support of the Catholic organization Pro Oriente, the Moscow Patriarchate told Interfax.
The modern challenges churches are facing today, such as globalization, the sects and secularization of society, will be on the agenda of the meeting between priests, journalists and experts from various countries.
The participants will put forth their own solutions to these problems, such as the upbringing of youths in Christian traditions and the increasing influence of Christian ethics on politics, economics and mass media.
The conference will adopt an appeal to the G8 group of countries.
Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Benedict XVI have sent their greetings to the members of the conference.
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