Church leader reveals why Russia is leader of free world
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, has argued that the countrys independence from negative outside influence is what makes it truly free.
In an interview broadcast on the Rossiya-1 TV channel on Saturday, the church leader was asked to comment on instances of Orthodox Christians having emigrated from the US to Russia.
Russian Orthodox Church wants no criminal prosecution for insulting religion, on one condition Russian Orthodox Church wants no criminal prosecution for insulting religion, on one condition
I can imagine the types of reaction to my words from different corners, but I can prove that Russia today is the true leader of the free world, Kirill said.
Were free from the most powerful influences from abroad. Were developing in accordance with our own path and, by Gods will, our path shall be successful. Russia can serve as an example for others.
We have many problems, but these problems are solvable, Kirill said.
Speaking about the state of Russian society, the patriarch said, We currently dont have a hot-button issue that would make societal interests collide and produce deep, irreconcilable contradictions.
He added that the country benefited from a healthy diversity of opinion that doesnt destroy the foundations of human
and spiritual life.