The image of Jesus Christ contrary to the black canons of the Church, because he was not an African American, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti the head of the expert Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on Church art, architecture and restoration Archpriest Leonid Kalinin.
Earlier picture of black Jesus Christ, a variation on the theme of the famous frescoes Leonardo da Vinci's last supper, received the same name, appeared on the altar of Saint Albany Cathedral in England as a sign of solidarity with the movement Black Lives Matter. Before that, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged the Church of England to revise the image of Christ as the white man. According to the Daily Mail, the Abbot of Saint Albany Cathedral less than a week after the call Welby has agreed to place on the altar picture, which in 2009 wrote the artist Lorna may Wadsworth. Of Christ she wrote with a dark-skinned Jamaican.