Patriarch: it is important to do everything possible to protect traditional values

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill during her speech at the XXVI International Christmas readings in the Federation Council in Moscow. 25 January 2018Patriarch: it is important to do everything possible to protect traditional values© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, speaking in the Federation Council, urged lawmakers to do everything possible for the adoption of legislative initiatives aimed at protecting traditional moral values.

«I urge you, each member of Parliament to think about the most needy in our society and, heeding the voice of conscience, to do everything possible to support and legislative initiatives aimed at caring for others, protection of traditional moral values in society, to help those who have no defenders, no assistants, and no hope, except the state and the Church,» the Patriarch said.

He noted that «in caring for those most vulnerable, the Church sees one of the goals of all legislative activities.»

«It is difficult to measure this criterion, the entire body of Russian law, which is in a constant state of development. Here there can not be a benchmark, in addition to the human conscience», — said the Primate of the Russian Church.

The Patriarch expressed satisfaction that today the Church and state «build a network of relations aimed at the development of a system supporting low-income citizens of our country.» «And God forbid that the legislative work these concerns about the weak has found its worthy place», — he concluded.

Speech of Patriarch Kirill in the Federation Council was held in the framework of the «Christmas parliamentary meetings.»