Patriarch Kirill urged the traditional confessions in Russia to speak out against abortion

Patriarch Kirill

The head of the ROC Patriarch Cyril has addressed to representatives of traditional religions of Russia, asking them to support the removal of abortion from the compulsory health insurance (CHI) and the idea of large families, RIA Novosti reported.

In his address, Patriarch Kirill emphasized the legal aspect of the problem. “We must insist that from a religious point of view abortion is murder, and we can direct all our efforts to greatly restrict this practice, including through denial of abortion at the expense of taxpayers,” he said during a meeting of the Interreligious Council of Russia. In addition to the Orthodox, included representatives of Judaism, Islam and Buddhism.

February 2 public petition for the removal of abortion from OMS Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church was signed by Supreme mufti of Russia Taglat Tajuddin. The campaign “For life” has already gathered more than 400 thousand signatures, the organizers intend to collect a million of these.

In support of the campaign was organized by the Commissioner for children’s rights in Russia Anna Kuznetsova and the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. The Russian President did not Express a clear opinion on this issue.