Orthodox Patriarch: Europe will simply vanish

From HERE:

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II exhorted European countries to retain their Christian heritage or risk fading into oblivion as nations.

"Modern Europe will not create a new post-Christian culture and civilization but will simply vanish from history," Alexy II said at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow on Wednesday evening.

"Losing their Christian roots, the people of Europe will sign their own death warrant," he added.

The Catholic Church and several other EU countries, notably Poland, Italy and Germany, have been lobbying European Union leaders to state and include Europe's Christian roots in the EU constitution.

Alexy II has been very active in Russia and internationally in defense of Christianity and traditional morality.

Comments

CMinor said…
This is actually re your post on Spe Salvi below--

Bakhita is usually known by her baptismal name, Josephine Bakhita. Almost nothing is known of her early life--the trauma of kidnapping and enslavement while still a young child caused her to forget even the name her parents had given her. (Bakhita, which means "fortunate" or some such, was tauntingly given her by the slave traders who sold her.) I suppose someone with knowledge of Sudanese history might be able to come up with a hypothesis of her origins based on the timing and circumstances of her enslavement.

Catholic Online has a biog on her in their saints database; unfortunately it's not very in-depth.
Abu Daoud said…
Wonderful, thank you cminor.

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