Archive for December 18th, 2010

18
Dec
10

Russian priests allowed to get into politics

The Soviet era is finally over! Orthodox priests are now allowed (in very specific cases) to get into politics… A religious revolution for Russia.

Russian priests may be allowed to be involved in politics in a case of “a church dire need,” Echo Moskvy radio station reported citing a chairman of the Synodal Department for Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church and Society, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin.

Russia Orthodox Church developed a draft document under which priests may be allowed to nominate candidates for election to any authorities.

“That does not mean that any priests will be able to run for the State Duma,” Chaplin said. “We are talking about exceptional cases,” he continued.

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