About this write Russian edition “Verstka”.
Patriarch Kirill and one of the most influential people in the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Tikhon (Shevkunov), blocked work on the law on combating domestic violence, which was supposed to be submitted to the State Duma at the end of 2019. The decision to reject the draft law was made after the patriarch made a personal appeal to the president.
After the appeal of the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church to Putin in the process, according to the interlocutors of the publication from the State Duma, “the patriarchal media joined Malofeev (one of the Russian oligarchs. – Ord.) and their criticism, active work in social networks began.”
The Patriarchate has openly opposed the bill before. Thus, the patriarchal commission for family affairs, protection of motherhood and childhood insisted that the application of such a law would violate the rights to protect information about private life, to constitutional protection of the family and to the free upbringing of children by parents in accordance with their beliefs.
Commenting on the draft law on domestic violence, Patriarch Kirill said that the term “domestic violence” was borrowed from abroad. He assumed that the adoption of such laws in foreign countries creates “dependence on these foreign innovations” in the minds of Russian legislators.
“The state of the family is its personal responsibility,” stated Kirill in one of his sermons. into the family space of strangers”.
The ROC received the draft law so negatively because it breaks the centuries-old structure. “The male state does not want to lose its power and its levers of pressure on women,” presenting domestic violence as a “traditional value,” experts of the publication believe.
- In August, it became known that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Kyrylo will not go to the meeting of religious leaders in Kazakhstan, where he was supposed to talk with the Pope about Ukraine.
- On August 31, at the Assembly of the World Council of Churches, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Steinmeier stated that the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church joined the war crimes against Ukraine.
- On August 30, the government of Ukraine proposed personal sanctions against Patriarch Kirill and seven other representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.
- The Orthodox Church of Ukraine called on the Archbishop of Constantinople to consider and condemn the activities of the Moscow Patriarch, who preaches the racist doctrine of “Russian Peace”.
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