|Kosovo Crisis||CHURCHES SEEK TO OVERCOME DIFFERENCES IN FACE OF KOSOVO TRAGEDY|
Leaders and representatives of various Christian churches from Eastern and Western Europe and North America are meeting in Budapest today and tomorow to study the Churches' response to the crisis in the Balkans.
The conference was jointly organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the European Conference of Churches, in cooperation with the World Lutheran Federation and the World Reformed Alliance.
Through the meetings, the religious leaders hope to find a common response to the dramatic situation in Yugoslavia. Although the Orthodox Churches and many Churches in Eastern Europe are completely against the aerial attacks, many of the Western Churches support this action.
From the very beginning, John Paul II has condemned both the ethnic cleansing carried out in Kosovo and the NATO bombing in the name of Catholics around the world. However, though the Catholic Church maintains good relations with the WCC, it is not a member of this entity.
|12:13pm 26/5/99 / Zenit|