International Orthodox academic theologians appeal to holy synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church to protect academic thought

International Orthodox academic theologians appeal to Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church to protect academic thought

This appeal of international Orthodox theologians, 86 scholars from 40 academic institutions and 13 countries, is made following the deeply concerning pronouncements and edicts coming from the beloved Patriarchate of Serbia. We have come together with this appeal as we are concerned about impingements on the freedom of speech and academic thought, independence of universities, and ecclesiastical morality. Support for this appeal is great, and the number of signatories to this appeal would have been far greater had we not limited the period to join to three days.

“We pray that the Lord may help us together heal the wounds caused to the Church”

In an interview with the Romfea agency, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk talked about his recent trip to Greece and his meetings with the Greek bishops, about the relationship between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Constantinople Patriarchate, as well as about the situation in Ukraine.