Patriarch for cooperation of Orthodox Christians and Catholics
MOSCOW, May 3 (Itar-Tass) -- Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia
called on Orthodox Christians and Catholics "to take a stand jointly in
defence of the fundamental values of Christianity." This call is contained
in the message of Alexy II to the international conference "Give Soul to
Europe. The Mission and Responsibility of the Churches" that opened in
Vienna on Wednesday.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church believes that Christians should
"remind to contemporaries that the Christian preachment of the love of God
and of man as the image of God is the source of the noble aspirations which
are to Europe's credit - to care for one's neighbor, to respect freedom of
man and to be tolerant of the opinion of others."