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Russian Orthodox Patriarch condemns 'heresy' of a right to sinful behavior

March 23, 2016

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow decried the "exile of God from man's life and that of society" in a homily for the feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, the AsiaNews service reports.

The Russian prelate said that Western societies have promoted a "global heresy of man's bowing down to a new idolatry, which separates God from human life." This trend is now making its influence felt in Russia, he warned.

The Orthodox Patriarch denounced "concerted efforts to pass laws entitling the individual to any choice, including that of sin." 

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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Mar. 24, 2016 5:20 PM ET USA

    As a Navy veteran, I support the view of Patriarch Kirill.

  • Posted by: Jim.K - Mar. 23, 2016 6:26 PM ET USA

    Although God has given us "free will" He has not given us a "right to be wrong." My Carholic teachers explained that to me when I was very young along with "two wrongs don't make a right" and "the end never justifies the means". Has our society completely forgotten these once universally accepted truths?!!

  • Posted by: ILM - Mar. 23, 2016 1:42 PM ET USA

    The Patriarch is correct, but divisions within Christianity over the last 1,000 years has strengthened the hands of secularists who seek these laws. Unify the Church and we will see a new day of hope.