Metropolitan Hilarion Urges to Protect Children from Violence

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, encouraged people to protect children from the corruption, ridicule and violence while commenting on the video posted on the Internet with young girls performing a pole dance in a village. The video in the network was noticed by a journalist, Sergey Stillavin.

«I think that children should not participate in such entertainment. In this case we are not talking about pornography, but about the actions that are corrupt. They corrupt the children who are involved in this, children who watch it, and those children and adults who watch it through the Internet,» said the Metropolitan in the program «Church and world» on TV channel «Russia 24».

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church warned that the consequences from such actions can be very tragic. «I would never advise anyone to put their children on display and ridicule, especially in Nude and semi-Nude, because this can lead to tragic consequences. Many rapes have started with the fact that someone saw someone in a photo or video, started to follow them, then  there is rape or even rape and murder, ” the hierarch explained.

He urged parents and grandparents to protect their children and grandchildren. «Do not let them be looked upon with lust! We must do everything to protect them from this kind of risks,» said Metropolitan Hilarion.

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