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Patriarch Kirill and Pope of Rome Francis called for non-admission of the Third World War

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Patriarch Kirill and Pope of Rome Francis called for non-admission of the Third World War


18.04.2018

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope of Rome Francis made a joint statement regarding the escalation of the Syrian conflict, RIA Novosti informs.

The statement reads that military operations at the territory of the Middle Eastern region caused great suffering taking away thousands and thousands of human lives. Millions of people had to flee leaving their homes. The religious leaders have pointed out that today this counteraction could turn into a global conflict.

Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis addressed all world leaders facing this world threat. They called for perceiving all their responsibilities in front of their peoples, in front of all the humanity and God.

Church leaders addressed the UN states and, especially, the Security Council members. They are sure that today they need to remember the duty in front of the whole family of peoples, overcome all existing discrepancies and begin working together for the sake of peace in the whole world.
“Together we are calling all political leaders for not allowing further escalation of the tension, for avoiding confrontation and choosing a dialogue instead,” the statement of Patriarch Kirill and Pope of Rome Francis says.

This statement was supported by the heads of Alexandrian, Antioch and Jerusalem Orthodox Churches as well as by other Patriarchs of the Western Churches.

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