Vasiliev asks graduates of the graduate school of the Russian Orthodox Church to prove that theology is a science

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in fotomancer of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva. Archival photo.Vasiliev asks graduates of the graduate school of the Russian Orthodox Church to prove that theology is a science© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

The Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva presented diplomas to the graduates of the postgraduate school and encouraged them to prove all disagree that theology is a science, the press service of the Department for public relations and Protocol of Church postgraduate and doctoral school (INSTITUTE) named after saints Cyril and Methodius.

«Now at us with you lies a great responsibility — we must prove to our opponents that theology is truly a branch of science, and very serious, philosophical, very powerful. Encourage graduates to move in this direction, to go too deeply into the science, you have a good reason for this», — quotes the words Vasilyeva press service.

In turn, the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, rector of the INSTITUTE, Metropolitan Hilarion remarked that today «there are all necessary conditions for the development of theology in higher education and attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel». «But we are in the very beginning,» — said Metropolitan Hilarion.

This year the post-graduate graduated 37 people, including bishops, clergy and laity from different regions of Russia and also from Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Syria, Macedonia.

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