Russian Patriarch: Europe’s secularism has reached ‘apocalyptic’ proportions

Natalya Mihailova | 21 November 2014

Patriarch Kirill made his remarks in Serbia as he was being honored at the University of Belgrade.

“Now that the process of secularization, denial of the absolute truth, the removal of the very concept of sin from public consciousness reaches unseen, apocalyptical dimensions, we have to say with regret that many European countries have given up their Christian identity,” he said.

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