Moscow. July 2. INTERFAX – the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk strongly disagree with the policy of zero tolerance and the practice of separation of children, imposed by President Donald trump in the United States.
“Of course, this question is obviously should be resolved comprehensively, because the fight against illegal migration is a topic which is on the agenda of many countries. But the separation of parents with children is unacceptable,” – said the Metropolitan in the program “Church and world” on TV channel “Russia-24”.
To justify a policy of “zero tolerance” is the initiator, the attorney General Jeff sessions, quoted a Chapter from the Epistle of Apostle Paul to the Romans, where it talks about the need to obey the authorities and follow the law, however, the Metropolitan noted that in regard to the execution of the laws, the Christians were loyal as long as these laws and their enforcement do not conflict with Christian conscience.
“Then they become the path of civil disobedience”, – said the Hierarch.