Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches on European Integration Cover Image

Руска православна црква и Римокатоличка црква о европским интеграцијама
Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches on European Integration

Author(s): Slaviša Kostić
Subject(s): Politics and religion, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: Russian Orthodox Church; Roman Catholic Church; European Union; militant secularism; religious moral; moral pluralism; prepolitical foundation of modern state; ethics of dialogue and ethics of purpose

Summary/Abstract: This article analyzes the attitudes of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church on Europe and European integration, through the activities such as the writings of Bishop of Vienna – now Metropolitan of Volokams – Hilarion Alfeyev and cardinal Joseph Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI. Furthermore, it perceives their reflection on moral pluralism, the role of Christianity in foundation of modern Europe and in process of European integration as well as their attempt in establishing the creative answer to militant secularism. The culmination of the cooperation between the two churches was the joint Catholic-Orthodox forum in Trent in 2008 and joint declaration of prolonging family values in European Union.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 155-156
  • Page Range: 245-266
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian