ROC will call a profession incompatible with the priesthood

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobacteria of the Plenum of the inter-Council presence of the Russian Orthodox Church. Archival photoROC will call a profession incompatible with the priesthood© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Meeting of the inter-Council presence of the Russian Orthodox Church, which, in particular, to determine which occupations and activities incompatible with the sacred San, began on Monday, in particular, can talk about sports and medical professions, the civil service.

Earlier, a spokesman for Patriarch, priest Alexander Volkov said to RIA Novosti that a final decision on the issue of priestly professions Council of bishops will, however, first, the relevant document must be approved by the members of the inter-Council presence.

The draft document among the types of activities that may be prohibited for the clergy, appear profession singers, civil servants, doctors and athletes.

«We are not talking about some innovations, but about systematizing the relationship of the Church to these activities», — said Volkov. According to him, everything that is formulated in the project, is already contained in the canons of the Church. «Just here it is recorded in one document,» said the priest.

«The topics that we will adopt today will help in the final stage to determine whether the today is a document of the Cathedral by him, or not needed. And who will have to make a decision on a particular document – the Holy Synod or Council of bishops,» — said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on the opening of the meeting.

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