Patriarch Kirill has canceled the presentation of his books in Istanbul
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has canceled scheduled for this week’s presentation of his books in Turkey. The chairman of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate was supposed to present the book of the Patriarch in Istanbul.
The presentation was organized by the Foundation for Orthodox St. Gregory the Theologian, and today there is an answer of executive director of the Foundation of Leonid Sevastyanov of Russian about Su-24 aircraft:
“This is a stab in the back for all of us, so we decided to cancel the presentation to join the mourning family of the deceased pilot”.
The decision to cancel the presentation was made not by the foundation, and by the patriarch himself. However, the question arises why the church is so dependent on government policy? Maybe for one of the cancellation of the visit of the faithful seems as a patriotic step. At this time, the other part will think that the church is not a patriotic club, and the source of truth and the word of God, which must be preached, regardless of national or political preferences and conflicts.
Full title of publication, the publication was released in Russian in 2008 – “Freedom and responsibility: in search of harmony. Human rights and personal dignity”.