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Orthodox Patriarch condemns nuclear power after Japanese mishaps

Catholic World News - March 14, 2011

Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople has denounced the peaceful use of nuclear power, saying that it is a “provocation” that violates the laws of nature.

Reacting to fears that Japanese nuclear reactors would release large amounts of radiation after their cooling systems were damaged by a massive earthquake, the Ecumenical Patriarch said that nuclear energy is “dangerous to the integrity of the human race.” He expressed dismay that mankind is relying on this source of energy, “thus threatening its survival.” The Orthodox leader, who has made environmentalism a keystone of his public ministry, said that the world should learn to rely on renewable sources of energy.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Mar. 14, 2011 10:42 PM ET USA

    I disagree, with all due respect to the Ecumenical Patriarch. Nuclear energy on the whole is safe. This green fad among churchmen is rather unbecoming.

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