Patriarch Bartholomew I on War

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholo...
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

War and violence are never means used by God in order to achieve a result. They are for the most part machinations of the devil used to achieve unlawful ends. We say “for the most part” because, as is well known, in a few specific cases the Orthodox Church forgives an armed defense against oppression and violence. However, as a rule, peaceful resolution of differences and peaceful cooperation are more pleasing to God and more beneficial to Amber Jewelry Tea Set humankind.

-His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Address in Novi Sad, Serbia on October 22, 1999 Enhanced by Zemanta

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