Church will support fight against nationalism and Nazism – Patriarch

Natalya Mihailova | 22 January 2015
Moscow, January 22, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has spoken of the importance of fighting Nazism and distortions of history in the context of the coming 70th anniversary of victory in World War II.
Church will support fight against nationalism and Nazism – Patriarch

“The festivities honoring the Great Victory make us think of the heroism of our warriors in the years of war with special awe and gratitude. They defended our freedom and the right to choose our historical path independently,” he said at the opening of the International Christmas educational readings at the State Kremlin Palace.

He said this is especially topical in the present conditions “when certain political figures doubt the very need to condemn Nazi ideology, when attempts are made to misinterpret the events and results of World War II.”

“In all times the church will support the fight against nationalism and fascism, against extolling one nation above another, against distorting national history for the sake of political conjuncture, against leveling moral values commanded by God and against the destruction of the spiritual and cultural traditions of the people,” the patriarch said.

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