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In the ROC don’t understand why, despite the efforts of all stakeholders in the speedy cessation of the conflict over the construction of a Church in a Moscow Park «TORRANCE», the issue is not solved, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate, Vladimir Legoyda.
In the summer of 2015 between the inhabitants of LOSINOOSTROVSKY district turned into a confrontation on the issue of the transfer of part of the territory of the Park «TORRANCE» for the construction of the temple. The court then ruled that the construction of the law, a diocese said it was willing to consider the possibility of construction of Kazan Church in another appropriate place. Alternatively, the «Torfyanka» believers dedicated two plots on the Anadyr passage, one of them has already built a temporary temple.
«I see a situation in which all parties who participate in it, and the Church, and the Moscow authorities and the local residents seems to be interested in the speediest and most painless solution of the problem. It would seem that in the presence of this desire the question to be decided. And it is not solved,» — said Legoyda.
He recalled that the construction of the temple on the spot, «which passions run high», it’s all legal agreement, that is admitted by the opponents of the construction, not made any attempt to challenge it in court. After the address of Patriarch Kirill construction was discontinued, the community proposed two alternative site, but none of them Prefecture Severo-East district of Moscow, the documents are never issued.
«The protests that continue today – they are not against the building, which is not available for vs installed there cross. We say: look, if the cross is such a stimulus, let’s remove that, and all the rest. That’s just the word «cross is an irritant» the Christian consciousness is perceived in a special way. And I think non-Christian – also,» — said the Chairman of the Synodal Department.
Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia earlier said that the Church cannot «go on about» people who «for ideological reasons hate the image of the cross of the Lord.» The cross even in our public characters present, so it would be inappropriate for us to give to the reproach of the cross of Christ,» said the Hierarch in October, at a meeting with journalists in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
The full text of the interview is available on the website ria.ru at 16.00 GMT.