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The ROC has commented on a case with the covered naked statues in higher education institution - RIA Novosti, 8/24/2018

MOSCOW, 24 Aug – RIA Novosti. In the Moscow patriarchy didn't welcome an initiative of the Novosibirsk State University of architecture and design to cover with fabric naked statues before a round table with participation of representatives of the local diocese, having compared it to "manifestation of medieval consciousness". On Thursday in higher education institution one of actions within the forum "Novosibirsk — the City of Boundless Opportunities" with participation of priests and parishioners of Russian Orthodox Church has taken place. Before its beginning the staff of higher education institution has covered with fabrics in the foyer of the first floor of a statue of nude men and women. In the higher education institution RIA Novosti have reported earlier that the decision on covering statues, was accepted not by representatives of educational institution as the university only provided the platform for carrying out "a round table". According to the representative of higher education institution probably such decision was made by service of the protocol of a city forum: "perhaps, someone has paid attention that, maybe, it is not absolutely appropriate look because here people in cassocks go". Commenting on this message, the vice-president of Synod missionary department of the Moscow patriarchy abbot Serapion (Mitko) has paid attention that not the diocese has taken this initiative RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev to Pass into an image bank In the Novosibirsk higher education institution during the visit of representatives of ROC have covered a number of statues "They say, once long ago one Pope has ordered to cover a naked body in Michelangelo's fresco "Last Judgement" … For us this certain manifestation of such medieval consciousness, this consciousness it is difficult for us to accept. But in this case I would like to note that not the Church was the carrier of this consciousness, not the Church asked to make it" — the abbot Serapion has told RIA Novosti. According to it which has occurred in Novosibirsk "illustrates certain ordinary ideas of Church which exist in society and which are very often absolutely far from reality". "Some, probably, think that the believing people are absolutely far from modern culture, and then there is such situation" — I have marked out the deputy head of missionary department. "But it, I repeat, generation not of church thinking, but a certain projection, perception of Church in society … And we face not some manifestations of reaction of Church to this or that event, and existence of a certain, incorrect notion of a position of Church" — Mitko has added. The head of Synod department of relationship of Church with society and media Vladimir Legoyda has in turn said that the staff of higher education institution "was overzealous". "Send the fool to pray, he also will hurt the forehead … And in the museums of the world it is necessary to cover too statues when there representatives of clergy come to excursions? And, by the way, why only clergy? So it is possible for laymen?" — Legoyda has written to Telegram.© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pyatakov the Patriarch Kirill has urged to Pass into an image bank flock to more molchatena less sharply also the famous church publicist, the celibate priest Makari (Markish) who has said that "an event in Novosibirsk as he is sung in the popular song, it's really too much" has spoken



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