Protect the oceans, Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch urges

Protect the oceans, Eastern Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch urges

His Beatitude should be more worried about the success of his upcoming pan-Orthodox council, which is unravelling more and more: See It’s Everyone Or No One: The Synodality That Is Sinking the Council, by Sandro Magister:

A few days before it opens, the pan-Orthodox Council is in danger of failing. The patriarchates of Bulgaria, Georgia, and Antioch have announced their withdrawal, and Moscow is supporting them. The discord has been sown by the recent meeting in Cuba between Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis.

Catholic World News – June 09, 2016

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, has issued a message for World Oceans Day, which took place on June 8.

“Now, more than ever, it is crucial to respect and protect this invaluable and inalienable resource of our planet, which is a unique source of nurture and biodiversity,” he said. “Our dependency on fossil fuels drives society’s indifference toward creation care.”

Reference: Message By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew For World Oceans Day (Ecumenical Patriarchate)

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