Patriarch: we should not oppose the protection of children’s rights to family

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill speaks at the opening of the XXVI International Christmas readingsPatriarch: we should not oppose the protection of children’s rights to family© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill urged not to transfer foreign approaches on domestic family policies, not to oppose the protection of children’s rights in the interests of the family.

«Today, from time to time there are initiatives versus the protection of children’s rights in the interests of the family. Instead of norms, based on the traditional peoples of our countries, family and moral values, offers solutions to replicating foreign approaches to family policy,» the Patriarch said at the opening of the XXVI Christmas educational readings.

He noted that «legislation, the economic environment, the taxation system, the development of systems of education and health care – all designed to support families, especially the young, to promote the upbringing of children in the spirit of love, peace and respect for tradition.»

Last year during discussion in Public chamber the head of the Association of parental committees and communities (ARCS) of Russia Olga Letkova, said that «the juvenile system in Russia works, though not in full form, as in the West,» and «in a veiled form, it is slowly «dragged». Letkova, in particular, criticized the state Duma the bill «About prevention of domestic violence», which the relevant Committee initially returned to the developers.

Russian Orthodox Church advocates a complete ban in Russia of juvenile justice, but is this issue the «balanced position», recognizing the need for some measure of juvenile technologies, said earlier RIA Novosti the representative of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Archpriest Dmitry Roshchin.

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