Friday, February 12, 2016

The Joint Declaration

Pope Francis is about to land in Havana for his meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill. Watch LIVE!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

Here is the full text of the Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, February 12, 2016

13. Interreligious dialogue is indispensable in our disturbing times. Differences in the understanding of religious truths must not impede people of different faiths to live in peace and harmony. In our current context, religious leaders have the particular responsibility to educate their faithful in a spirit which is respectful of the convictions of those belonging to other religious traditions. Attempts to justify criminal acts with religious slogans are altogether unacceptable. No crime may be committed in God’s name, "since God is not the God of disorder but of peace” (1 Cor 14:33).

Peace in the world? What of Luke 12:51? (δοκεῖτε ὅτι εἰρήνην παρεγενόμην δοῦναι ἐν τῇ γῇ; οὐχί, λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀλλ’ ἢ διαμερισμόν.) I suspect this paragraph was inserted by the Latins; uncontroversial to the Russian Orthodox or did they acquiesce for they sake of peace? Yes 1 Cor 14:33 refers to God being the peace but specifically of peace within the churches.

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