Skip to comments.Patriarch Kirill Proposes Adding Reference to God to Russian Constitution
Posted on 02/03/2020 6:20:02 PM PST by marshmallow
The majority of Russian citizens believe in God. Im not only talking about the OrthodoxIm also talking about Muslims and many others, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said at a reception on February 1 on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of his enthronement as Patriarch, calling a reference to God to be added to the Russian constitution.
After all, the Russian national anthem, one of the state symbols of the country, contains the words, God-protected native land, His Holiness said. So why cant this be said in our constitution? he asked.
Let us pray and work so God would be mentioned in our foundational law, His Holiness urged.
This is not yet the case, but I think that through joint efforts and prayers we will help to ensure that such a lofty idea as faith in God, which forms the moral, personal, social, and political, would be included in our constitution, Pat. Kirill said.
Andrei Klishas, Co-chairman of the working group on preparing proposals for amendments to the constitution and Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, told RIA-Novosti that the Patriarchs request will be considered.
First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation Michael Emelyanov noted that the Patriarchs proposal does not contradict the separation of Church and state enshrined in article 14 of the constitution, as he did not call for Orthodoxy to become the official state religion, but to reference belief in God which is common to nearly all Russians.
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Why’d he have to go and mention muslims.
Meanwhile, Joe Stalin molders in a Christless grave.
Patriarch Kirill is based.
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