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.
The Moscow Patriarchate called Telegram "premium" compared to other instant messengers and social networks, and noted the importance of the conversation with the online audience in "plain for her language."
He noted that the main problem for the Church from the point of view of communication is "the problem of language, understandable to the audience to which you want to reach out".
The reason for the popularity defrocked schemamonk Sergius (Romanova) his followers, among them prominent figures of culture, may derive from their ignorance, and of Sergius negative impact could "tubesca" fame, believes the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
"The people who to him (Sergius - ed.) go, including our honored artists and stuff, they seem to be because educated people. But why they think that Christianity is this? Although the fact that he says, I don't see any connection with the gospel. This is for anything relevant, except the gospel," - said Legoyda during the online live communication platform "Moscow international salon of education".
Often sarcastic and critical attitude of modern youth to the Russian Orthodox Church is due, in particular, often reprehensible conduct of the clergy and laity, the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
"Today, quite often representatives of the Church give reason some... by "representatives" I mean just priests and laity, they give a reason for such a (critical edition) reviews. This, of course, so too" - said Legoyda during the conversation with the leading historical popular channel "11 ECU" on Youtube.
Historical and archival examination conducted as part of the investigation of the murder of the Romanov Royal family, confirmed the authenticity of the "Ekaterinburg remains," said RIA Novosti head of the Department auxiliary and special historical disciplines history and archives Institute RSUH, candidate of historical Sciences Yevgeny Pchelov, who participated in the studies.
In July 2018, the representative of the RF IC reported that the complex of molecular-genetic examination confirmed the nationality found in the area Porosenkov log near Ekaterinburg remains of members of the Royal family and their entourage. In addition, experts have established the kinship of Emperor Alexander III, whose remains were exhumed in the Cathedral of St. Petersburg, and the dead man, identified as Nicholas II. Then the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda said that the final conclusions about the authenticity of the "Yekaterinburg remains" the Russian Orthodox Church will be made at the end of historical and archival examination.
Meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church will take place, presumably, in August, said the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
"The meeting of the Holy Synod in a full-time pre-scheduled for August 2020. The final decision on its implementation will be taken with regard to the sanitary-epidemiological situation" - said Legoyda, quoted by the Synodal Department.
The head of the non-canonical "Orthodox churches of Ukraine" (DNC) would like the deterioration of relations between the Russian and Romanian Orthodox churches, to this end, he suggested that the Romanian Church to determine the status of the former "Bishop" of the DNC, said on Monday Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
The Synod of the DNC on 9 July was excluded from the composition of the episcopate, "the Bishop" Belgorod-Dniester Filaret (Punk), because he appealed to "honorable Patriarch" Filaret (Denisenko) and declared his refusal of obedience "of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine," the message published on the website of the PCU. "The judgment on the further canonical status of the" Punk by the same decision of the Synod conveyed the Romanian Orthodox Church, as led by Punk religious structure "followed by the Romanian-Moldavian liturgical tradition and has never represented the Ukrainian Diaspora".
The decision of the Turkish authorities on the transformation of the Museum of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is unlikely to be revised soon, said Saturday the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court – July 10, annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree on the transfer of the Cathedral to a mosque and early in this Muslim worship. In the Russian Orthodox Church has accepted with regret the decision.
The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a decree on awarding the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the status of the mosque.
Earlier, the state Council of Turkey annulled the decision of 1934 about the Museum the status of a Cathedral.
The patriarchs of Jerusalem and of the Romanian Theophilus and Daniel Patriarch of Moscow Kirill expressed concern about the possible conversion of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, said the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
"His concern about the possible conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque was expressed by the primates of the two local Orthodox Churches. Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III expressed regret that the age-old tradition of interfaith peace and respect can be interrupted," wrote Legoyda in his Telegram channel.
The story of famous British writer J. K. Rowling came under fire from critics after its support dispute with activists of the LGBT community, is an example of "persecution for tolerance", the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
Previously Rowling stood up for Maya Forstater, who worked at the research centre Centre for Global Development, and dismissed after several statements against transgender people. So, Forstater said that men will become women, wearing a dress and heels. Rowling has decided to support Maya and tweeted that women should not be fired from their jobs if they argue about the reality of sex. Activists of the LGBT community called this intolerance of transgender people.
The Moscow Patriarchate called defrocked of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) "tongue-tied man", expressing surprise that his "insignificant and meaningless speech for someone to act."
Court of Yekaterinburg diocese earlier on Friday stripped the priesthood of chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov) of Sredneuralskaya convent, now he is simply religious.
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.
Requirements for candidates to the clergy in recent years have undergone substantial changes and have become much more severe, said Tuesday RIA Novosti the head of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
Previously a member of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation Evgeny Marchenko said that he had sent a letter to the Patriarchate in connection with the situation around chiyoumen Sergiy (Romanov). It Marchenko, in particular, proposed to amend the Labour code of the Russian Federation and other legislative acts, which would include clergy in the list of professions with mandatory medical examination for the presence service to prevent mental diseases, and provision of information on available or available criminal records.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, along with other leaders and representatives of traditional religious confessions of Russia attended on Wednesday at the Victory parade on red square in Moscow, told RIA Novosti source in the Moscow Patriarchate.
He reminded that on June, 22nd, in Day of memory and grief, the Patriarch Kirill with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the Patriarchal Cathedral in honor of Christ's Resurrection, the main Church of the Russian Armed forces and a Museum complex "Road of memory" in Moscow's military-Patriotic Park "Patriot".
The Moscow Patriarchate described the appearance of the order of Pirogov and medals Luke of Crimea as the state awards of the Russian Federation "it is absolutely natural and timely," noting that the Prelate Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky), Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea, ranked the Russian Orthodox Church canonized.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the establishment of the order of Pirogov and medals Luke of Crimea. The order of the Pirogov will reward the citizens for the provision of medical care in emergency situations, epidemics, hostilities and other circumstances involving a risk to life. Medal Luke of Crimea, in accordance with the decree, is awarded to practitioners and Junior medical staff and other workers of healthcare organizations for achievements in the field of health protection of citizens, for their great contribution to organization of medical aid and strengthening public health.
Local authorities in Montenegro are discriminated against Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), 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 his Telegram.
Earlier Thursday, the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters that the Serbian Orthodox Church is under threat and it needs the support of Russia.
The refusal to ratify the Istanbul Convention United conservatives of Russia and contributed to the preservation of traditional values, including marriage as the Union of a man and a woman, wrote on Tuesday in his Telegram-the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchy on relationship of Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.
"Failure to ratify the Istanbul Convention in Russia United all conservative forces in defending the rights of our people to adhere to traditional ideas about family values, including marriage as the Union of man and woman," wrote Legoyda.
Unrecognized "Orthodox Church of Ukraine" (ptsu) and the Patriarchate of Constantinople studying the possibility of merging with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), according to the Moscow Patriarchate.
"Having received a resolute rebuff to the attempts to "crush" under itself the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and its property and wards (although the attempted hostile takeovers of churches committed so far with unfortunate regularity), the schismatics of the PCU are studying the possibility of merging with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church," wrote on Wednesday, the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda in his Telegram channel.
It is important to observe sanitary rules after the lifting of restrictions due to the spread of coronavirus, said the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.
Earlier, the authorities of some regions of Russia announced the withdrawal of all or most of the restrictions related to the spread of a new type of coronavirus. Among them – Moscow, Crimea, Saratov oblast.
Orthodox Christians Sunday, the 50th day after Easter, celebrate one of the biggest religious holidays - the Holy Trinity Day (Pentecost). Celebrations will take place in the conditions existing in Russia of restrictive measures due to the spread of the coronavirus in different regions, they can vary in hardness.
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on this day will celebrate the divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky in the same skete near Moscow Peredelkino.
The Moscow Patriarchate has put civil society in Eastern Europe the example of other European countries, where even defending traditional Christian values, including during a pandemic.
"Pushed by the new liberal laws continue to find resistance from the civil society of the countries of Eastern Europe where yet are based on traditional Christian values", - wrote in his Telegram the head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda.