2017-11-02 16:37:00

Majority of Russian Protestants unlike western stand for traditional morals - Metropolitan Hilarion

Moscow, November 2, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk pointed out to different attitude of Russian and Western Protestants to traditional moral values.

"Several communities of the North and the West stand for liberalization of theological and moral teaching, they declared normal the things that the Holy Scripture describes as sin, under influence of secular ideology they introduced a ritual of "blessing" unisexual unions and other novelties," he said at the reception dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

However, the metropolitan further said, most part of Protestants and absolute majority of Russian Protestants stand for traditional attitude to moral values.

He expressed hope that this position would be steadfast.

"If you follow the principle "only Scripture" (the basic principle of the Reformation followers - IF), then it is better to follow it in everything, even in those questions, where this position differs from the opinion of the secular world," the hierarch of the Russian Church said.