Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II calls upon all Orthodox Churches to take part in Vseprasovlavnom Cathedral, which is planned in Crete with 16 27 by June, the website of the church news romfea.gr.
In an interview with radio station 9,84 patriarch called the Pan-Orthodox cathedral historic.
The Patriarch said that the Orthodox Church should be more political and national and racial interests. As an example, he cited the Catholic Church and Pope Francis. "It is impossible to imagine that at the last moment due to personal aspirations and sorrows in places primatial coordinator roles played by the Patriarch of Constantinople, who is not coming to the Cathedral, although the decision was taken unanimously," - Theodore said.
According to him, Bulgaria is unlikely to change its decision, unlike the other three churches, did not say definitively "no."
"It is unthinkable today, when the world is suffering, to put the question of who sits where It is difficult for any Church to say" no. ", To revoke its decision", - said Theodore. He suggested that the Primate, who express an opinion about the superiority of some nations, to stand up from their benches and visit Africa to "make sense of" poor "and" humble "Christ."
Constantinople Orthodox Church (KPC) intends to hold a Pan-Orthodox Cathedral with 16 26 on June Crete. At the Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church last week refused to participate in the Council. The same decision was made by the church of Antioch. The Serbian Orthodox Church on Thursday launched an appeal to the head of KPC, which has complained that "having difficulty" to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council and asked to postpone it for a while, and in the specified time to carry out inter-Orthodox meeting.
On Friday it became known that the head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, did not go to Crete to participate in scheduled for Thursday compiling messages Orthodox council: in the ROC considered inappropriate such participation, as a number of local Orthodox Churches of the world have expressed the hope that defer the cathedral.