11 September 2008, 14:21
Moscow, September 11, Interfax - Moscow Church of St. Catherine in-the-Fields, which house representation of the Orthodox Church in America, has conducted a requiem service for victims of terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center, New York.
Its Dean Archimandrite Zacchaeus (Wood) conducted a requiem for "all innocent victims of terrorists" in Church Slavonic and English.
The service was attended by US ambassador to Russia John Beyrle, ambassadors of Canada, Greece, Serbia, Columbia, Cuba and other states, vice speaker of the Federation Council Alexander Torshin, chairman of the Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov.
President of the Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin spoke after the requiem and reminded that the Orthodox Church together with other Christian confessions and Islamic spiritual leaders "condemned all manifestations of terrorism."
"There's no religion justifying terrorism," Yakunin noted.
He reminded that the USA was the USSR were allies in World War II and expressed hope that the world powers would coordinate their anti-terrorist policy in the future.
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