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Pussy Riot reply to Patriarch

Published time: March 27, 2012 15:41
Edited time: July 05, 2012 16:45
Pussy Riot punk band members replied to the Patriarch (Photo from pussy-riot.livejournal.com)

Pussy Riot punk band members replied to the Patriarch (Photo from pussy-riot.livejournal.com)

The girl punk band Pussy Riot say their impromptu performance inside Russia’s major cathedral of their song “Holy S**t” was a prayer. They were replying to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill who called it “blasphemy.”

­Speaking at a liturgy in Moscow’s Deposition of the Robe Cathedral, the Patriarch condemned Pussy Riot’s actions at Christ the Savior Cathedral as “blasphemous” saying that the “Devil has laughed at all of us.”

“We have no future if we allow mocking in front of great shrines, and if some see such mocking as some sort of valour, as an expression of political protest, as an acceptable action or a harmless joke,” The Patriarch said.

The great shrine the Patriarch was referring to is a piece of the Christ’s Robe located in Christ the Savior Cathedral.

The girls have denied their performance in the Cathedral was “a special prayer” as they addressed the Mother of God “to give courage and power to send away King Herod and his servants and then begin a new life according to human conscience.”

The ladies also accused the Patriarch of letting the church become “a tool in dirty electoral intrigues."

The three band members currently remain under arrest on charges of hooliganism, and could face up to seven years in prison.

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