MOSCOW, October 14 – RIA Novosti. Russia is threatened by the penetration of the West’s “aggressive secular consciousness” that is no less dangerous than the genocide of Christians in the countries of the Middle East, the head of the Duma Committee on Affairs of public associations and religious organizations Sergey Gavrilov.
“I have to say that Russia is in no less dangerous position, oddly enough, despite the absence of such brutal symptoms. Because the threat of an aggressive, secular consciousness, largely coming out of the West, really dangerous due to his extremism, which is perceived by our society as a threat to their traditions, family traditions, Patriotic items, of personal freedoms,” — said Gavrilov at the round table in the Public chamber of the Russian Federation.
Earlier, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Pope Francis, during a joint meeting on 12 February in Havana, expressed concern about “the current restriction of the rights of Christians, not to mention discrimination against them, when some political forces, guided by the ideology of secularism so often become aggressive, tend to push them to the margins of public life”.
Heads of Christian churches around the world, as well as human rights activists have repeatedly urged the international community to stop the mass persecution of Christians in various parts of the world. So, for 2015, according to human rights activists because of their religious beliefs have killed more than seven thousand believers.