In the ROC are waiting for the speech of Patriarch Kirill in the Christmas readings

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during the Christmas service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Archival photoIn the ROC are waiting for the speech of Patriarch Kirill in the Christmas readings© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The addresses of Patriarch Kirill on the previous Christmas readings and the Christmas parliamentary meetings led to a change in public debate in the country, and this year they will affect «a very vital fact,» he said Tuesday on a press-conferences in Moscow the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

«Last year, the Patriarch raised the issue of microcredit. Was a powerful resonance were adopted some of the new laws was the reaction of the media. Then he was one of the first public figures to speak about the social threats of automation and robotics. Not speaking against these processes, he noted the importance of such challenges for society and the state,» — said Legoyda.

According to him, this year the speech of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Council of the Federation will relate to the «something very vital, that is relevant to our daily lives.»

In turn, the head of the Synodal Department for religious education and catechization of the Moscow Patriarchy Metropolitan Merkuriy believes that reading will be a good opportunity for companies and States to hear the «voice of the whole Russian Church and its Patriarch.»

«It is very important to hear those who are in charge of a particular case in our country», — he stressed.