Down by the River: Catholics and Orthodox united in defence of creation

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Down by the River: Catholics and Orthodox united in defence of creation

Here two articles will be linked, as they are related stories. It always surprises us at NFTU to see just how ridiculous these ecumenical endeavors can get.

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – All Christians, especially Catholics and Orthodox, are called to promote awareness to show “the intrinsic link between development, human needs and the safeguarding of creation”, said Benedict XVI. The pope was writing to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in a message that also drew attention to the ecumenical significance of a shared action in defence of nature.

The message, published today in the Vatican, was written on the occasion of the “Religion, Science and the Environment” project promoted by Bartholomew I, and dedicated to the environment and protecting creation. In the framework of this project, a seminar was held in Brazil from 13 to 20 July entitled “The Rio of the Amazons, Springs of Life”. This was the sixth such meeting and its committee of honour included Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

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The symposia of the project are always held afloat, and this year’s edition is being celebrated from July 13 to 20 on a ship sailing along the Amazon River

Made public Thursday was the text of a Message from Benedict XVI to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople for the 6th symposium on the environment organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as part of its “Religion, Science and Environment” project, the theme of which this year is “The Amazon River: source of life.”

The symposia of the project are always held afloat, and this year’s edition is being celebrated from July 13 to 20 on a ship sailing along the Amazon River. The aim of the project is to promote “awareness of the grave problems threatening creation, and commitment to joint action among Christians and men of religion in attempting to solve them.”

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