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    Russian Orthodox Church Leader Warns Europe About ‘Losing Christian Roots’

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    Russian Orthodox Church leader, Patriarch Kirill, said Wednesday he had agreed with Pope Francis that Europe risked losing its Christian roots and urged to return to Christian values.

    ASUNCION (Sputnik) — The Russian spiritual leader and the Catholic pontiff met in Cuba last Friday where they signed a joint declaration.

    "Importantly, we discussed how Christian values are being marginalized in lives of people in several countries. Europe must not lose its Christian roots," Patriarch Kirill said at a meeting with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes in Asuncion.

    The patriarch spoke on the historic meeting with the head of Western Christianity during the Paraguayan leg of his Latin America tour that will also bring him to Brazil later this week.

    The Russian patriarch stressed that "de-Christianization" was a dangerous phenomenon in Europe that threatened to hurt it spiritually and culturally.

    "Europe will be a different place without Christians in its social life," he noted.

    The February 12 meeting between Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis at a Havana airport marked the first time a Catholic pope and an Orthodox patriarch met since Christianity split into western and eastern branches in 1054.

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      terryjohnodgers
      Western civilization is a direct descendant of the Greek and Roman civilizations with the added and tempering affect of the Christian/Judeo influence, an influence that if it had not come about, we in the West would not have become the leading civilization over the past 300 years.

      It is to the credit of the Pope and the Patriarch Kirill that we are reminded of what we are and of how much we should protect if we wish to survive another 300 years.

      We have much to be thankful for!
    • Bob
      They already lost them.
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      vendorin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, a myth. Yes, the education was much better 100 years ago for that time and how one studied or conducted himself during the course of it. They were the specialists in very narrow fields of interest. Yes, today the world is so much more shallow and the education systems in majority of the Western sphere is laughable but percentage wise we are a far more educated society than ever before. Today a degree is not enough to secure a decent job. 100 years ago with a degree you could become a professor the instant you earned it. That was the age of excellent specialists. Today people with the information super-highway could not care less about Sunday morning tradition where a local guy would empower them with a 30 minute Hallelujah performance. It is outdated, boring and so backward. The local branches are being closed down and the local Hallelujah guys are a dying breed who are getting older and older, until they die out.
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor,
      Yes you are right the Satan is a master of deception works on any possible and persistent way. Some people's mind are controlled by demonic possession. They do not controlled themselves they controlled by Satan's demons or lets use CENR's language controlled by paranormal.
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor,
      The first of all the same people controlled and financed Hitler and Stalin and that is the fact. The communism / Satanism was brought to KILL I will repeat to KILL and forbid Orthodox Christianity. Stalin and his s satanists killed 70 000 000 Christians.
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      vendorin reply toStorm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2(Show commentHide comment)
      Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2, sorry mate, as I do not believe in God or the celestial 24/7 dictatorship as Hitch used to say, I can not believe in Satan either. I leave it to you. But it is funny to note, and I am sure of it, even you may deny it flat out, that in your personal case only 30 years ago, perhaps before you were born your parents and grandparents did not believe in those imaginary figures you are throwing around. From your name, you are most likely a Serb from Bosnia or Croatia, most likely from Croatia, and if I am correct your poppy (85% sure) was Tito's partisan during WWII, and you know how much the Communists and partisans from that region believed in these celestial creations. Don't you? But your female ancestors gradually started to become what I call neo-Christians only after the fall of communism not only in your country but in every E. Orthodox country :) Isn't it? And now you are talking about paranormal stuff. Sorry do not like that genre. I walked out on the Blair Witch Project after 10 minutes. :)
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      vendorin reply toStorm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2(Show commentHide comment)
      Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2, 70 million? Here we go, 6+4-2-1.5=70 million! :)
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor,
      First of all Hitler was Satanist a member of several secret societies, freemasonry, Thull, and black sun (Saturn) etc. . Those secret society warship Satan. Satanist as Hitler was, he obviously hated the Jesus as any other satanist does. Probably as yourself but there is something that holds you back to spit it out directly...so you are going around it...spit on the God... .. Hitler was more honest than you... but the point is that both of you hate Jesus!! But that is your personal thing!!!
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      vendorin reply toStorm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2(Show commentHide comment)
      Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2, LOL ...I suggest you study history more and from reliable sources not books written by so called author-experts with doctorates from Mega-trend university :) Sorry mate but I do not have time for this kind of nonsense :) I do not "spit on God" as I cannot do that. It is impossible for me to do so even if I wanted to do it. Do you know why? If you do not, read my comments again. :)
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      jas
      Patriarch Kirill makes an excellent point. Europe must not lose its Christian roots and the US must not lose its European roots. I am glad attention is being given to this and there are also finally public statements about possible problems regarding hostility towards Christians. It's real and the attention to this persecution is justified.
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      vendor
      I have edited my top comment as the establishment cannot endure the pain reality brings us. I have done it as my own compromise towards their emotional state :) Apparently I quote my comment was "discrimination based on religious beliefs "

      Huh? I do not have any religious beliefs. Oh well :)
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor, You must be the ONLY person ever born on this planet that knows everything possible and there is no place for improvement. And you are able to see everybody else faults except yours! Your contempt towards the God, is an absoluteness amazing, it makes you so so happy when you speak against him,..that you can not even control yourself!
      And now lets go back to 1871. 15.08.1871 Mazzini and Pike outlined plan for the 3 word wars in order to bring at the end the NOW.

      The targets of the world war one:
      Create atheistic communism and rub it up against Christianity and destroy Christianity. Overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and make Russia atheist country.

      "The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm."
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor,
      "The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor,
      What is it worthy reading in your comments.... I see only hate and contempt towards the God of the Holly Bible!
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      vendorin reply toStorm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2(Show commentHide comment)
      Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2, I express my opinion on some subject, you do not like it, then you label me personally as you feel the urge to defend whatever that is. No it does not make me happy as it does not exist. Your Patriarch Varnava in post WWII YU was known as the RED Patriarch. You perhaps know why? So, please spare me of BS and get to the point. Communism had nothing to do with destruction of Christianity :) nor the primary aim for all communist countries was to enforce atheism. So get back to studying.
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      vendorin reply toStorm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2(Show commentHide comment)
      Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2, it is simple, donot read my comments, skip them and do not reply :)
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor, good response and I would venture to add that it is religion that is the problem because religion is a man made construct to subvert the population into a particular group think that has nothing to do with the book that Christianity is based on.

      There is nothing more boring than sitting on a hard seat for a hour on a beautiful Sunday morning listening to the mumbo jumbo coming from a man who believes he is a direct conduit to God.
    • Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2in reply tovendor(Show commentHide comment)
      vendor,
      Have your relisted that you put your comments in the public comment area? But you are not prepared to be criticized... interesting profile!
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      vendorin reply toStorm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2(Show commentHide comment)
      Storm 95 in Croatia the biggest genocide on Serbian people after ww2, you can critique my opinion as much as you wish. What you have done isn't a critique of my opinion but an attack on me and my credibility. You have compared me with Hitler, out of all people you picked him who has got nothing to do with my comment, then you proclaimed I worship Santana. Yes, I do listen to Santana often and over many decades. Then you said Hitler was more honest than me :) Like you knew him :) This is nothing but an emotional outburst by someone who is quite lost and has very superficial knowledge. At the same time when I asked you to reconsider your position by doing the right thing to label your bishops and Patriarchs evil and immoral people you have skipped it. Vasilije is an open gay and a sick mind. Pahomije is a paedophile who will get away with it because just like the Catholic Church that protected thousands and thousands paedophiles the Serbian Orthodox Church is doing the same thing. And I said, and it is a well known fact, for those that study history closely, that Patriarch German (my apology as I have mentioned Varnava) was a Communist puppet a thief and a low life who caused hundreds and hundreds of deaths of innocent people. There are many others who could be tried for tax evasion, all sorts of financial malversations and all of them belong to the senior management of your church!. Now, when you digest all of this come back to offer an apology!
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      vendorin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, I second every word you have said. Thank you.
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