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Church i Russia today has a special degree of inner freedom & independence from the government

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    [Machine translation [Russian] http://www.pravoslavie.ru/news/63805.htm Church in Russia today has a special degree of inner freedom and independence from the
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      [Russian] http://www.pravoslavie.ru/news/63805.htm

      Church in Russia today has a special degree of inner freedom and independence from the government - Vladimir Legoyda
       
      Russian Orthodox Church has never in its history has had such a degree of freedom from the state, as at present ,according to the chairman of the Synodal Information Department ,Vladimir Legoyda .

      "The Russian Orthodox Church in its history has not been so free from the state, as it is today . From the moment of the Baptism of Russia and throughout the subsequent history this mutual influence of the Church and the state was stronger than it is now , "- said V. Legoyda on Monday during a lecture at the Russian Orthodox University , responding to a question from a student of the university of the nature of today's church-state relations in Russia , according to the Synodal information department of the Russian Orthodox Church .

      Now , he said , the Church is "free in her inner life."

      "Never before new diocese of the Church were not created with this absolute non-involvement of the state" , - V. Legoyda .

      As the representative of the Moscow Patriarchate , some people make conclusions about the alleged dependence of church and state on the grounds that the church is not in a position of opposition to the current government .

      "But  the Church is not in opposition and should not be . Politics - it is a struggle for power, but the Church has no such problem - struggle for power " , - said V.Legoyda .

      During his lecture at the annual open academic lecture at the Russian Orthodox University Chairman of the Synodal Information Department also spoke about the basic principles of modern information society and listed the basic characteristics of modern information space.



      September 3, 2013

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