Alexander Wolcott: Vladimir Trefilov / RIA Novosti
The Russian people are sane and “adequate moral state” can’t resent the building of temples, as it was in the center of Yekaterinburg and other cities after him. This was stated press Secretary of the Patriarch Alexander Volkov, reports “Says Moscow”.
“Why don’t they oppose the construction of beer, open adult shops that are on every corner, and it seems that our population goes to these stores day and night,” said Volkov at a meeting with journalists.
Earlier, Patriarch Kirill declared that the opponents of the construction of temples serve Satan. He noted that every day in the country there are three new temple “in response to the wishes of the people.”
In mid-may in the centre of Yekaterinburg lasted a week the protests against the construction of the Cathedral of St. Catherine on the site of the Park. Officials wanted to complete the temple in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the city in 2023. Activists broke through the fence of the protected area, showed resistance to guards and security forces. 30 people were sentenced to administrative arrest up to 15 days.
According to the poll , 74 percent of the residents of Yekaterinburg are against temple in the town square. The regional authorities gathered to conduct a public opinion poll on the choice of location for the Cathedral. The Yekaterinburg diocese has asked be postponed for at least a month to “pacify” citizens.
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