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ROC commented on the vote on the amendments to the Constitution

Legitimacy and ideological component are the major differences in the new Constitution after the amendments, with almost 80% supporting innovation is a traditional part of the society, said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and media, Deputy head of the world Russian people's Council Alexander Shchipkov.

Voting on amendments to the basic law was held from 25 June to 1 July. After processing 100% of protocols, the total turnout of voters amounted to 67,97%. For acceptance of amendments have voted 77,92% (almost 58 million Russians), against of 21.27% (about 16 million).

Tweaks: the Deputy suggested that direct state intervention in the life of the Church

State law cannot take precedence over Canon law, with its own internal control system in the Russian Orthodox Church exists, said Tuesday RIA Novosti Deputy head of the world Russian people's Council (ARNS), Advisor to the Chairman of the state Duma Alexander Shchipkov.

Earlier, the state Duma Deputy Evgeny Marchenko has announced a new priests for criminal record and mental disabilities and to create in the Church a kind of analog of division of own safety of Ministry of internal Affairs. His appeal to the Moscow Patriarchate, he sent in connection with the activities prohibited in the service of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov), who refused to submit to Church authority.

In the Russian Orthodox Church invited the couriers to unionize

Couriers of Internet-shops it is necessary to unite in the professional movement to name it after the courier Sergei Zakharov, who was killed in an accident involving actor Mikhail Yefremov, said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media, a member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Alexander Shchipkov.

Commenting on the TV channel "Spas" the situation around Ephraim, he drew attention to the fact that a number of members of the public seeking to expose the actor "is not the culprit and the victim of the tragedy."

ROC commented on the attempts of Russification of worship

The initiators of the full translation of the divine services of the Russian Orthodox Church from the Church Slavonic language Russian aim "the reformation of the content, meaning" service, and they are increasingly using "political component," said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Alexander Shchipkov.

At the end of 2019 Patriarch Kirill officially admitted during worship reading some texts on modern Russian language (reading of the Gospels and the Apostolic Epistles). In the Educational Committee of Russian Orthodox Church then explained that we are talking only about "resolution, but not the order." The vast majority of churches of the Russian Orthodox Church the services are conducted entirely or almost entirely in Church Slavonic. Along with this, the Church is a movement for the full translation of the whole divine service into Russian language, which, however, does not find support in the vast number of believers.

ROC called anonymous channels in the Telegram a "new form of persecution of the Church"

Anonymous anti-Catholic channels in the Telegram are doing "media terrorism" and represent a new form of persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church, said the first Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media, a member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Alexander Shchipkov.

According to him, the Church and Church-related anonymous Telegram-channels "just flooded the Internet space".