January 1, 2023, 2:55 pm – Public News Service – OSN

Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’ Kirill on Sunday, January 1, at the St. George Cathedral in Odintsovo near Moscow, spoke about relations between countries. According to him, over the past ten years they have regressed.

“Today we are in the most difficult atmosphere of mutual distrust between countries, this tension is growing so that there is already a threat of a large-scale war,” he warned.

The patriarch noted that now humanity has the most terrible “means of destruction” in history, but they do not “correspond to the moral state of the human race.”

Cyril added that only the Law of God could save mankind.

Earlier, Vakhtang Kipshidze, deputy head of the synodal department of the Moscow Patriarchate for relations between the church, society and the media, said that the situation in Ukraine is not conducive to calls for a truce for the holidays. He noted that for this military conflict, hatred towards the enemy and lack of respect for him have become the norm. Read more about this in material Public news service.