Friday, July 23, 2010

Russian cleric praises Pope Benedict, slams Protestants

Pope Benedict has been called "The Pope of Christian Unity", but the high praise from Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has surprised more than a few church-watchers throughout Europe.

In an interview with Ukrainian reporters, Kirill said, "I must say that the stance of incumbent Pope Benedict XVI gives rise to optimism." He went on to say that His Holiness is often attacked by "liberal theologians and liberal mass media in the West."

There has been a question of Kirill meant the so-called "progressive" Catholics in North America and Western Europe who attack with a special fervor anything Catholic with even a hint of tradition or orthodoxy associated with it.



Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

This is all the more amazing when one considers that Patriarch Kirill's imediate predecessor, Patriarch Alexy II, was highly critical of the CC in general and Pope John Paul II in particular.

12:23 PM  
Blogger VSO said...

I think you guys and the Pope would fit in well in the Orthodox Church. The enemy of my enemy...

10:59 AM  

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