Support of the Russian Patriarch Aleksey II for regulation of the inside-Orthodox conflict in Macedonia with renewal of the dialogue
- What is the attitude of the Russian Orthodox Church towards the activity of the canonically unrecognized Orthodox Churches in
It is our conviction that every division in the Church is a sickness we should overcome in the spirit of Christian love and fraternal dialogue, based on the sacred Canons of the Church. You are familiar with the fact that the Russian Orthodox Church is a multinational one. It unites the Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusian, Moldovan and representatives of a multitude of other nations. I have just come back from
So much more we are grieved by those frames of mind that can unfortunately be observed among the Orthodox nations in the Balkans. In the
More complicated are the things in the
What is necessary is a dialogue, steps towards one another, particularly in the present time which is rather uneasy for the Orthodox Christians in the Balkans. For its part, the Russian Orthodox Church is always ready to give a more powerful support in the process of the negotiations for the solution of this old church problem.
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