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  • » 03/23/2016, 09.12

    RUSSIA

    Patriarch of Moscow against global heresy "of Human Rights”

    Nina Achmatova

    In his Sunday homily, Kirill attacks attempts worldwide to pass laws that guarantee the "right to any choice, including the choice to sin”. "The consequences could be apocalyptic," he warns.

    Moscow (AsiaNews) - The Patriarch of Moscow Kirill has lashed out at what he calls the '' heresy of bowing down to man" and the defense of his rights, which banishes God from society. The Russian Orthodox Primate spoke in these terms during his homily in the liturgy of March 21 on the occasion of the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of Lent.

    The patriarch reported that today the universal criterion of truth has become the individual and his rights and "has begun a revolutionary exile of God from man's life and that of society”. The Patriarch maintains that this movement started from Western Europe and America, and has now also arrived in Russia.

    "The idea of ​​a life without God is developing on a large scale around the world," he warned, explaining that "in many developed countries there are concerted efforts to pass laws entitling the individual to any choice, including that of sin".

    "Today - he continued, as Interfax reports - we speak of global heresy of man’s bowing down to a new idolatry, which separates God from human life. Globally there had never been anything of its kind before".

    Kirill went on to explain that the Church must direct all of its "strength, words and thoughts" to directly contrast this "heresy of contemporaneity, the consequences of which may be apocalyptic".

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