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Putin urges international community to resist repressions against Christians

Published time: July 25, 2013 14:06
Edited time: July 25, 2013 14:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (AFP Photo / Aleksey Nikolsky)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill (AFP Photo / Aleksey Nikolsky)

The rights of religious minorities, including Christians, are being infringed all over the planet and humanity must take measures to stop such instances, Vladimir Putin said at the meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow.

In many of the World’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa inter-confessional tensions are mounting and the rights of religious minorities are infringed, including Christians and Orthodox Christians,” the Russian President noted, adding that such conflicts could lead to the most serious consequences.

Putin called for immediate measures to prevent such situations.

He added that Russia has tremendous experience in reaching and maintaining inter-confessional peace and accord, and is ready to share it.

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said at the same meeting that the attempts to push Christians out of Syria would lead to a “civilization catastrophe”. The patriarch noted that Syria was the birthplace of Christianity and the fact that believers get killed and purged in the course of the military conflict was a tragedy for Orthodox Churches, international culture and for everyday people.

Syrian rebel desecrate Christian church (Image from

Putin was meeting the heads of the delegations from all 15 Orthodox Churches who arrived in Moscow to take part in the celebrations dedicated to the 1,025th anniversary of the “Baptism of Russia” – the official adoption of Christianity in Kievan Rus by Prince Vladimir in 988AD.

The 15 Orthodox Churches jointly unite over 225 million of believers.

Comments (177)


Mark Dankof 03.08.2013 01:58

Putin has it down correctly, on the global threat to Christianity and on Syria. Who is the Hidden Hand involved in both of these situations? Who is the Hidden Hand behind the Russian Oligarchs who have stolen Russia blind? I believe President Putin knows the answers to these questions. God bless him.


paul paul 31.07.2013 23:31

Lee Workman 27.07.2013 22:07

Repression of Christianity is getting worse in the US. Children are punished if they utter the word "GOD". No prayer allowed. Children are not allowed to wear crosses. Same gender kissing in front of teachers has been required. In a college in Florida, students were required to write the name "JESUS" on a piece of paper then throw it to the floor and stomp on it. The student who refused was suspended. Mr. Putin is a leader, obama is a islamic bully.


You are absolutely right. Glad people are waking up.


paul paul 31.07.2013 23:27

Anonymous user 28.07.2013 03:39

"Religio n is the sigh of the oppressed creature, is the opium of the people." Karl Marx


Too bad Karl Marx was a lunatic pedophile.
This is 2013 who but the biggest freaks follow his ideas?!

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