Russian Orthodox training young 'street ministers' to counter secularism
Catholic World News - August 02, 2010
The Russian Orthodox Church is training 100 young people for “street missionary activity.” The initiative, championed by Patriarch Kirill, is described as an effort to counteract the influence of secular materialism, Western ideology, and “drugs, egotism, and moral relativism” among Russian youth. Skeptical observers see it as part of an overall campaign to boost Patriarch Kirill’s influence in Russian society.
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
Aug. 03, 2010 8:30 AM ET USA
He isn't a Catholic but I am beginning to like this Patriarch Kirill. I will pray for him and his street preachers to lead people to Christ, although I wish they he and the rest of the Orthodox would renounce their errors and unite with Rome, healing the schism.
Posted by: Chestertonian -
Aug. 02, 2010 7:27 PM ET USA
Skeptical observers see it as part of an overall campaign to boost Patriarch Kirill’s influence in Russian society." If it is influence for the good, may he be many times blessed with success! What good society doesn't want to counter the evils of "drugs, egotism, and moral relativism"? There is a need for this kind of missionary work in all western countries as well.