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Russian patriarch: Protestant acceptance of homosexuality undermines ecumenism

Catholic World News - June 29, 2010

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, met with the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on June 28 and said that the acceptance of homosexuality by some Protestant communities undermines ecumenism.

“Kirill expressed a serious concern about some difficulties faced by ecumenical dialogue in view of what he labeled as new positions of some Protestant churches on important moral issues, including the understanding of homosexuality,” a WCC press release noted.

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jun. 29, 2010 5:51 PM ET USA

    Bravo, Patriarch Kirill! Those churches taking thi sliberal line will likely follow the Anglicans into chaos, fracturing into smaller sects. One can only hope that the affect might be similar: that the more traditional ones will seek union with the Mother church. But as long as they continue in error, there can be no progress in ecumenism. We must pray for our sparated brethren; it is the devil who divides us, in order to conquer.

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