2018-05-24 14:32:00

Christians of Soviet times showed an example of uncompromising faith, Benedict XVI believes

Moscow, May 24, Interfax - Former Pope of Rome Benedict XVI highly praised the heroism of Russian Christians after the October Revolution.

“With special gratitude we commemorate all priests and ordinary believers who in the period of atheistic dictate, sparing no effort, violating bans and being subjected to persecutions gathered every Sunday to celebrate the Sacrament of Eucharist,” Benedict XVI wrote in his message read out at the presentation of Russian edition of his book Theology of the Liturgy in Moscow.

According to him, thus Christians of the persecuted Church showed “beauty, transparency, irresistible attraction of the faith.”

“These Christian, more than anyone else, witnessed to the source of true, hot, breathtaking, unconditional, uncompromising, unbiased, unambiguous faith, that has courage to expose dialectical games and call things by their proper names,” Benedict XVI is sure.