Moscow. 27 Dec. INTERFAX – the Russian Church approved a special prayer for the perpetrators of abortion.
The Holy Synod at the meeting on Tuesday in Moscow took “the Service of penitential prayers for forgiveness of the sin of killing Chad in the womb (abortion)”, the press service of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media.
This text is sent to the publishing house of the Moscow Patriarchate to include in the prayer books.
Currently in many churches of Russia at the initiative of the movement “For life” is collecting signatures for the legislative protection of human life from the moment of conception. At the moment, collected more than 300 thousand of the initiators of the action plan to collect a million signatures to pass on to the Federal authorities.
The previously mentioned signature under the petition was signed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, which caused a lively discussion in society.
The Primate was joined by the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk and head of the Patriarchal Council for culture, the Abbot of the Sretensky monastery of Moscow, Bishop mark Tikhon (Shevkunov), the number of state Duma deputies, famous actors, athletes.