In the Church are encouraged to create in Russia a system of employment of seniors

*** It will increase the life expectancy of citizens of the country

Moscow. March 6. INTERFAX – the State should attend to the leisure of pensioners, believe in the Russian Church.

“The issue here is not only to pay them a decent pension, but to create a system of employment for older people, so it was interesting to live, so they do not feel thrown away – worked and you no longer need to the person had a reason to live. Then have increased life expectancy in our country”, – said the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia-24”.

According to him, overseas people retiring, there is an opportunity to see the world of people of retirement age don’t know what to do.

“I had a long time to live in the West, and I saw some people look forward to retirement, because they realize that they will retire and they will actually start a second life: they can start to travel, go to concerts, to the cinema”, – said the Hierarch.

In addition, he said, pensioners need to give “attention, care and a sense that we need them and they need us just as much as the Lord will prolong their lives.”