Date: 6 months ago   Category: Religion

ROC has urged believers not to bring the matter on insult of their feelings to court - RIA Novosti, 8/6/2018


MOSCOW, 6 Aug – RIA Novosti. In Russian Orthodox Church have urged believers to create conditions for the termination of the criminal cases concerning insult of their religious feelings and to finish possible lawsuits with reconciliation of the parties.© of the Photo: Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation the Resident of Kurgan will pay a penalty for a photo with the turned icon "We call the investigators, judges and applicants considering themselves orthodox believers for that the majority, and it is desirable, and all productions on insult of feelings of believers came to an end with reconciliation of the parties" — the deputy head of Synod department of relationship of Church with society and media Vakhtang Kipshidze has said. According to him, article 148 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "protects the dignity of the believing people from humiliation from somebody, and her existence completely satisfies internationally recognized purpose of protection of the rights of citizens on religious sign". "At the same time the believing people and the orthodox public organizations filing complaints on the basis of article 148 can't set other purpose, than recognition by the people allowing mockeries at a shrine, the fault" — he has added. According to him if the person concerning whom criminal case under this article is brought admits the guilt, regrets for deeds mockery at a shrine, then any believing person is called to petition for the termination of criminal prosecution. But he as the representative of ROC has reminded, needs to do it in the order provided by article 25 of the Code of Criminal Procedure ("Reconciliation of the parties").

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