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Surrogacy will lead to crimes, believe in the ROC

The spread of the practice of surrogacy will lead to an increase in the number of crimes, said Thursday the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.

In January 2020 in Odintsovo in the Moscow region Investigative Committee in Moscow, was prosecuted for causing death by negligence and human trafficking. In one of the apartments of the village of VNIISSOK, it was discovered the body of a newborn from a surrogate mother of the child. Cause of infant death were sudden infant death syndrome newborn. In the apartment, investigators found three more children born for sale. Charged with human trafficking in the case were arrested seven people, one defendant was sent under house arrest.

ROC called an interesting idea to celebrate the Day of Russia on the day of baptism of Rus

The Moscow Patriarchate described the initiative of the Orthodox public movement to move the celebration of Russia Day from June 12 to July 28 is the day of the baptism of Rus as "interesting", which could be the beginning of "deep discussion healthy public forces".

Previously, the movement "forty times Forty" proposed to consider the Day of the baptism of Russia July 28, "the real Day of Russia" because "it was July 28, 988 the beginning of the Russian statehood, which has developed into a thousand years of Russia".

The Patriarch on the Day of baptism of Rus will conduct the Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior

The Russian Orthodox Church on Tuesday celebrates the memory of St. Prince Vladimir and the baptism of Rus ' Day. The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on this day will have a festive divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

"The core of religious life is the divine Liturgy, and on the Day of the baptism of Russia, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Holy Prince Vladimir, in all the churches held worship services, and his Holiness Patriarch Kirill will lead a divine service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which will begin at 10 a.m.", - told reporters the Deputy head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

ROC: mention God in the Constitution confirms the choice of the Baptizer of Rus

The adoption of the amendment about God in the Constitution of Russia is the confirmation of the choice of the Holy Prince Vladimir's baptism of Rus, said on Monday Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

Orthodox believers celebrate on 28 July the Day of the baptism of Rus, which took place in 988. Since 2010, the public holiday is a memorable date in Russia. In the Orthodox Church calendar is the day of memory of Prince Vladimir (960-1015), the Baptizer of Rus', whom historians called the great, the Church of the Holy equal to the apostles, and the people called Vladimir the Red Sun.

In the Moscow Patriarchate explained the position of the ROC on the status of Hagia Sophia

The position of the Russian Orthodox Church over the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is not political and ideological, it is not a continuation of Russian policy, said Monday the Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

The Supreme administrative court of Turkey on 10 July annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. In UNESCO, the number of States of the world and in the Russian Orthodox Church, unfortunately, reacted to this decision.

ROC: any Church's participation in the BLM would be politicized

Any Church participation in the movement Black Lives Matter would be politicized, forced Christians by the activists of this movement to commit any action also is absolutely unacceptable, said RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

"We believe that no matter what was the cause of the beginning of this movement, at the moment it has acquired a very definite and undeniable political overtones. Therefore, we believe that any Church participating in this movement would be too politicized," said Kipshidze.

ROC explained the deprivation of chiyoumen Sergius Sana

Do in the service of Abbot Sergiy (Romanov) have ignored all calls by the Church to stop his public activity and was therefore defrocked, reported RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze.

Earlier on Friday the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese defrocked chiyoumen Sergius. Later, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda said that the decision must be approved by the Patriarch, after which it will enter into force.

The ROC evaluated by hanging flags of the LGBT community at embassies in Russia

The Moscow Patriarchate supported the protests of the Orthodox community against the LGBT propaganda from the embassies of the US and the UK, noting that the demonstration of such symbols is "disrespectful to the Outlook of many citizens of Russia".

On Sunday, the participants of the public movement "forty times Forty" picketed the embassies of the US and UK, protesting against the fact that the Embassy hung the flag of the LGBT community.