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Posts tagged ‘Russian Orthodox Church’


Russian Orthodox Church: Statement by Communication Service of Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations on recent changes in family laws in France and Great Britain


Russian Orthodox Church Council adopts an official document on family law


Increasingly ill received attempts at importing some of the modern methods invading family life under the pretext of protecting the rights of children have been for some time provoking heated arguments and strong objections in Russia.

Against this backdrop, the Russian Orthodox Church, the most influential Christian denomination in Russia, has on the 4th of February officially stated where it stands on the issue. The Bishops’ Council, one of the Russian Orthodox Church’s supreme organs, has published a document called The position of the Russian Orthodox Church on reform of family law and juvenile judiciary.

In it, the bishops, while “supporting the state’s efforts to protect children from criminal offence”, are setting out a number of important principles the Church is to follow. More…