Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Russia poses no military threat to others, says patriarch

Catholic World News - July 22, 2014

Speaking at a concert attended by President Vladimir Putin, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the nation poses “no military threat and no danger to other people.”

“May God [grant] that those who do not understand Russia, understand it today,” said Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, according to an Interfax news agency report.

“The most important thing we should keep and give to [future] generations,” he added, is historical Rus’. “With God’s mercy we will overcome all internecine quarrelling and all disruption at the space of historical Rus’.”

Rus’ extended over much of what is now western Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Its capital was Kiev, now the capital of Ukraine. Last year, the region’s Catholic and Orthodox leaders, in separate ceremonies, commemorated the 1,025th anniversary of the baptism of Kievan Rus’.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,238 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,761.73
38% 62%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: mario.f.leblanc5598 - Jul. 22, 2014 3:40 PM ET USA

    Imagine how an American would feel if Her Majesty the Queen claimed that the future of the English speaking peoples rested in a reunion of the UK and the USA in one big Anglo-Saxon unit. I trust many Ukrainians across the political and religious spectrum are hurt by this kind of discourse.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

On annulments, the process is not the problem 6 hours ago
Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 22 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II September 22
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18