2020-02-02 19:02:00

Patriarch Kirill proposes mentioning God in Constitution

Moscow, February 2, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has proposed including a reference to God in the Constitution.

"Let us pray and work so that our Fundamental law would mention God. For a majority of Russian citizens believe in God. I am not talking about the Orthodox [Christians] only. I am also talking about Muslims, and many, many others. If we can have 'This Native land protected by God' in our anthem, why not in our Constitution?" the patriarch said at an event honoring the eleventh anniversary of his enthronization.

"It is not there yet, but I think that with joint efforts and prayers we will facilitate such an elevated idea that is faith in God, which forms the morality, personal, social and political, becoming present in our Constitution as well," the church leader said.

In his view, this discussion could begin today.