The Patriarch urged to cherish all that is happening in modern Russia

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in photobanks of Patriarch Kirill to the Republic of Tatarstan. Day two:The Patriarch urged to cherish all that is happening in modern Russia© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

After all trials of the twentieth century, we goldni to cherish all that is happening in modern Russia, said on Thursday the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill after the Liturgy in the assumption Cathedral of Smolensk.

«We should cherish all that is happening today. This does not mean that we should idealize the present, but we must realise that the country, the people, the Church over these 27 years have come a very long way. Through hardship, disappointment, loss, separation of a single country. But what is happening now in the Russian land, fills the heart with joy,» — said the Patriarch.

According to him, the joy of this is not simple-minded, not closing vision of problems existing in society, the state and the Church. «Our generation and the next are designed to address these challenges to the historical path of Russia continued. And that nothing can overshadow the spiritual life of the people and their welfare. So no one will ever encroach on the independence and freedom of our people and our country», — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

He noticed that there is something that turns today’s youth in «the easy prey of people with evil thoughts and evil intentions, as in our Fatherland, and the address of the Church.» According to the Hierarch, this is because young people do not remember the Soviet Union and the 90s, and they have nothing to compare the current situation in the country.

The Patriarch added that he prayed that the Lord protect students from the temptation. According to him, the temptation of young people can lead to tragedy in life, personal, community and state.

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