Church should lead youth from “captivity of social nets” to God

Natalya Mihailova | 06 March 2017
Moscow, March 6, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia urges to conquer youth from social nets.

“More and more people join the Church, but unfortunately, we can not say the same about youth. And though youth movements and organizations actively develop, youth is captured by social nets and information pouncing to their conscience through these nets, and there they least of all talk about Christ, about God’s truth, say nothing about sin and sense of human life,” the patriarch said on Saturday after the service in the Zaikonospassky Monastery of Moscow.

“Today our spiritual fight for salvation of a younger generation is the key task of our Church. We do not impose anything, but our task, our duty is to show people the beauty of the Gospels ideal,” he stressed.

According to the primate, so that a contemporary person could reveal this ideal, he should get help in a simple language.

“As to returning churches and monasteries, today it is not our number one task. Our number one task is such a sermon of Christ that absolute majority of our people can understand. Such work demands great spiritual and intellectual efforts, in fact it demands giving the whole life,” the patriarch is convinced.

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