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MEPs discuss Russia’s war with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

eurodayEuropean Peoples' Party (EPP) Group MEPs have met with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to discuss the role of the Orthodox Church to promote peace and understanding between religions and peoples.

“With the Kremlin using religion as a foreign policy instrument, we must strengthen interreligious dialogue, which ensures lasting relationships based on goodwill and respectfulness. We want to intensify and revive the contacts between the EPP Group and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, our oldest partner in interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Especially now, it is crucial to keep faith in a united European community and to expand all our efforts to unite it”, said MEPs Jan Olbrycht and György Hölvényi, co-Chairs of the EPP Group’s Working Group on Intercultural and Religious dialogue.

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