The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is not yet able to counter the campaign against her in social networks

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotobounce play in mobile phones before the serviceThe Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church is not yet able to counter the campaign against her in social networks© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

The Russian Orthodox Church is not able to resist against her organized information campaigns in social networks, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, adding that it was decided to refuse the services of those who offered him money «to organize this confrontation.»

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on Friday present at the conference at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, dedicated to the centenary of the outbreak of the persecution of the Russian Church. Earlier in the day at the opening of the forum the Patriarch said the presence of «massive anti-Catholic propaganda» in social networks, which are used for «isolated cases» of errors and unworthy of the manifestations of life among the clergy and which has a particular impact on youth.

«The Church today are not really able to control what happens in social networks. Even to respond to what is happening there. And for many reasons — not only because maybe some of our inability, lack of know-how, specialists, money, in the end, but because much of what happens in social networks, is well-organized», — the Patriarch has told, answering questions of participants of the conference.

According to him, if someone believes that social networks «is reflected spontaneous, no deterministic position of those or other young people, these people are fair only a very small percentage».

«The main directions and trends — they are formed. So social networks become a place of struggle. And here at the Church yet — I openly talk about it — we have no mechanism to resist this case», — declared the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Patriarch also said that he brought the «memo note on how to organize this confrontation.» «But when they told me how much we should pay for it, I realized that, first, we do not have the right kind of money to spent on such activities, and was, besides, where is the guarantee that the money will indeed be aimed at confrontation, and regular pundits will not just earn a profit?» — said the Patriarch.

As suggested by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, in social networks have to deal «not with a random, not clean, not bright, naive such manifestations of the other positions, but often these «clean, bright and naive» become part of a well-organized trend, well-organized direction».

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