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Moscow Patriarchate stands for ban on promoting Satanism

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=5433 02 December 2008, 12:30 Moscow Patriarchate stands for ban on promoting Satanism Moscow, December 2,
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      02 December 2008, 12:30
      Moscow Patriarchate stands for ban on promoting Satanism

      Moscow, December 2, Interfax – The Russian
      Orthodox Church stands for statutory bar on promoting Satanism in Russia.

      “Similar to fascism that once led to murders and
      therefore was prohibited, today Satanism leads to
      murders, desecration of churches and graves,
      animal abuse. I believe, law should prohibit any
      promotion of Satanism,” deputy chairman of the
      Moscow Patriarchate Department for External
      Church Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said on air Channel 5.

      He points out that today Satanist symbols,
      swastikas, inverted stars are often scratched on
      church walls and “evidently, it is the doing of Satanist groups.”

      He also believes it important to adopt a law on preserving religious shrines.
      “Desecration of religious shrines is equally
      serious violation of law as desecration of graves
      or state flag, as in this case people encroach on
      things that are worth more than life for believers,” Fr. Vsevolod said.
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