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Samara the cleric of the temple of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God Archpriest Dionisy Kuznetsov, supported an open letter in defense where participants in unsanctioned rallies in Moscow, wrote a letter of explanation. The photo of the document published journalist Maria Sveshnikova in your Facebook account.
“I signed the open letter of the priests without the blessing, as I think that in order to do the right thing, no need to ask permission,” — said in the explanation of FR.
The incident was commented by Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze. He reported by Telegram-“the Rise”, that he sees no reason for sanctions against priests who signed the letter. “I’ve only seen anonymous explanatory that it is unclear who and on whose name signed. But once there are concrete documents, we will examine this question, of course,” added the Deputy Chairman.
On 18 September, Vakhtang Kipshidze, called the letter to the priests to support members of uncoordinated rallies political statement. In his opinion, the combat power can not be mission of the Church.
Earlier, on September 17, it was reported that the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) expressed support for the convicted for participation in unauthorized rallies. More than 40 priests from different countries wrote a letter in which he called for a review of judicial decisions and to conduct a fair trial.
Last summer in Moscow took place protest actions, including unauthorized, in support of independent candidates for elections to the Moscow city Duma. The capital’s electoral Commission refused to register several opposition candidates, saying that they had submitted invalid signatures — e.g., fake and already dead people. After the rally, were detained over a thousand activists, some of them became involved in criminal cases.
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