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Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican to partner in promoting spiritual values

.- The Moscow Patriarchate and the Vatican have agreed to work collaboratively to promote Christian spiritual values in Europe, reported RIA Novosti.

Representatives of the two churches met in Moscow Wednesday and discussed the moral crisis in Europe, said Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin of the External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and Metropolitan Kirill of the patriarchate’s External Church Relations Department were at the discussion table Wednesday. The two men are official partners in Orthodox-Catholic relations.

"The sides agreed that cooperation between the Russian Orthodox and Catholic Churches in promoting Christian spiritual values in the lives of individuals, families and society was highly important today, when Europe and the world are experiencing a moral crisis and an aggressive obtrusion of secular ideology," the archpriest was quoted as saying.

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