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Energy: Orthodox leader calls for "less sinful" use of energy resources

Rome, 13 Nov. (AKI) - The Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, on Tuesday called for a more human and less sinful use of energy resources.

He delivered the message in a speech at the World Energy Congress in the Italian capital Rome.

"The energy crisis of our age is not primarily an ecological or economical matter, it is a spiritual crisis concerning the way we perceive our planet’s resources," said the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians.

"The proper development and distribution of the energy resources of our placet is clearly one of the most critical and urgent problem facing our world," he said.

"We are obliged to review our ways radically, something which is called repentance, debating economic issues of both the industrialised and developing countries and seeking ways for a sustainable use of energy resources to the benefit of the entire world."




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