[ditty_news_ticker id="27897"] EUROPE AND ITS DISCONTENTS - Orthodox Christian Laity



Source: First Things

by Pope Benedict XVI

Originally published January 2006

What is the true definition of Europe? Where does it begin, and where does it end? Why, for example, is Siberia not considered part of Europe, even though many Europeans live there, and it has a European style of thinking and living? To the south of the community of Russian peoples, where do the borders of Europe disappear? Which Atlantic islands are European and which are not? Europe is a geographic term only in a secondary sense: Europe is rather a cultural and historical concept….

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