Russian Patriarch sees close accord with Catholics on public issues
February 02, 2010
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has drawn the attention of Russian Orthodox bishops to the need for partnership with the Catholic Church in defending traditional Christian moral principles. We have similar positions on many problems facing Christians in the modern world," the Patriarch told a February 2 meeting of the Russian hierarchy. "They include aggressive secularization, globalization, and the erosion of the traditional moral principles." In contrast, Patriarch Kirill noted, many Protestant groups have moved steadily away from Christian traditions.