Pravoslavie: Abbot Ephraim Calling Upon Orthodox Christians to Unite in the Struggle Against Abortion

Orthodox Christians should more actively strive for a ban on abortions, believes Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim, reports Interfax-Religion.

“It is unacceptable that such terrible crimes as abortions are committed in Orthodox countries, moreover, in such large quantities! This phenomenon must make us think seriously about it; I would say, we must be shocked and distressed, we need to raise the alarm,” reads the address of the abbot to the participants of the “For Life” international pro-life festival that is due to take place in Moscow on August 11-13.

In Archimandrite Ephraim’s view, cited by the festival organizers, the Orthodox Church could work more effectively with this issue.

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