Moscow. 30 Dec. INTERFAX – Head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion believes that one of the tasks of the Church is a life saving as many children.
“The General and from the Church and the state to give birth to the maximum number of children,” he said in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia-24”.
The Hierarch noted that in this case, the Church hopes to support the state and the state is counting on the support of the Church in the broad sense, including representatives of all traditional religions that are “fully” shared the concern about the high level of abortions, which remain in Russia.
According to the Metropolitan, in the Church understand what restrictions this will not solve the problem: “this problem will be solved only when there are people capable of killing children and women and men that contribute to this, for his conscience”.
In addition, he added, should create the most favorable conditions for the family, to the birth of children was beneficial, including in material terms, “and this is primarily the task of the state, although the Church does not refuse to participate in this.” To illustrate his words, the Hierarch said that in many parishes created mutual aid to support families with children and pregnant women.