“The region was organized not only as Russia’s strategic outpost urged to prevent “attacks against the East,” it should become Russia’s spiritual outpost in Europe – not the region most subjected to western influence, but the region, which is ready to the dialogue with the West more than others and introducing to this dialogue our spiritual values,” the patriarch said on Saturday at the forum of the World Russian People’s Council (WRPC) in Kaliningrad.
According to him, today is an appropriate moment for such an honest dialogue, including joint meditations about values, “as once shared Christian foundation of Europe, either Western or Eastern, today is being destroyed.”
The primate notes that Russia still preserves a spiritual foundation, insists on the importance of spiritual values and “has much to say to our western partners.”
The World Russian People’s Council is an international public organizations founded in 1993. The head of the Council is Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia. In 2005, the WRPC was granted a special consultative status at the UN.