Patriarch calls on world to reject nuclear power

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios has called on the world to reject nuclear energy, following the problems Japan has suffered with its reactors in the wake of Friday?s earthquake.

Vartholomaios, who has long campaigned for greater environmental awareness, said the world should turn to renewable energy sources.

?We propose the use of green forms of energy, which respect the environment and serve man?s needs sufficiently,? he said in a statement on Sunday.

?The Creator gave us the sun, the wind, the sea and the ocean?s waves, from which we can produce energy.?

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