Alexy II: It was unreasonable not to mention the role of Christianity in European history when drafting EU Constitution

Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia believes that it contradicts historical truth not to mention the role of Christianity in the history of European civilization.

"I am convinced that the decision to exclude even mentioning of Christian basis from the Constitution of united Europe was unreasonable," Alexy II said at the session of guardian council of the Orthodox Encyclopedia church-scientific center in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

According to Alexy II, such a decision adopted by European MPs several years ago "contradicts historical truth."

The Patriarch stressed that the 1700th anniversary of Edict of Milan - a decree signed by Emperor Constantine the Great to legalize Christianity in the Roman Empire - that would be celebrated in 2013 will become a festival equal for all confessions - Orthodox, Catholic, Protestants.

Source: Interfax religion