Close to fifteen thousand soldiers died the same day during World War II in the Romanian city of Brusturi. On Sepember 14, a memorial monument was blessed in the local monastery in their honor by Bishop Macarie.
“Europe stands or falls as it hangs on the Cross of Christ.”, said the bishop highlighting the importance of Christian ideas at the base of the foundation of Europe.
“Europe, let’s not forget, was born in the shadow of the Cross of Jesus, and when it denies Christ and the Cross, it will definitely find its end… The peoples of Europe, at an increasingly accelerating speed, deny the Cross, both spiritually and in a concrete way… Many in Europe, unfortunately, are ashamed of the sign of the Cross, which they take out of public places, schools, and churches under the pretext of not offending members of other cultures and religions.
Europe has become a different world from decades ago: Same-sex marriages, erasing the difference between man and woman, confusion, chaos, conflict, etc.,” he added.
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