The Orthodox Church believes “a legal nonsense” a referendum on Isaac’s Cathedral
The head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda commented on the decision of municipal electoral Committee of St. Petersburg on holding a referendum on the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church, reports RIA “Novosti”.
“I believe that the initiative be submitted to a referendum of the question of the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral the Church is a legal nonsense. Because it meant consideration at this referendum the question of whether or not you need to comply with the Federal law “On transfer to religious organizations of property of religious purpose,” he said.
Legoyda also noted that the Church “gave answers to all the constructive concerns” and called the referendum “an attempt to move the issue back to a non-constructive direction.”