Metropolitan Hilarion urged to protect children from violence

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptori Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the meeting of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation. Archival photoMetropolitan Hilarion urged to protect children from violence© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

To protect children from the corruption, ridicule and violence has called Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, commenting on posted on the Internet videos of young girls performing pole dancing in the village. Video the network said the journalist Sergey Stillavin.

«I think that children should not participate in such entertainment. In this case we are not talking about pornography, but about the actions that are corrupt. They are corrupt and those children who are involved in this, and those children who look at it, and those children and adults that look at it through the Internet,» — said the Metropolitan in the program «Church and world» on TV channel «Russia 24».

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church warned that the consequences from such actions can be very sad. «I would advise never to put children on display and ridicule. Especially in Nude and semi-Nude, because this can lead to tragic consequences. Many rapes have started with the fact that someone saw someone in a photo or on video, then started to follow, then comes the rape, or even rape and murder,» said the Bishop.

He urged parents and grandparents to take care of their children and grandchildren. «Don’t let on they were viewed as the object of desire! We must do everything to protect them from such risks», — said Metropolitan Hilarion.

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