ROC denied the excommunication from the communion for watching “Matilda”

ROC denied the excommunication from the communion for watching “Matilda”

That such a measure was adopted in respect of members of private screenings of the film, said his fanatical opponent, state Duma Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya.

Moscow. June 22. INTERFAX.RU — IN the Russian Orthodox Church has not confirmed the information of the Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya about the punishment of believers for the viewing of the film by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”.

“We have no information about the participation of the faithful in private shows “Matilda” and their excommunication from the communion” — said “Interfax” on Thursday a source in the Synodal Department for relations between Church and society and the media.

On the eve of Poklonskaya said that believers have looked for private shows “Matilda” and excommunicated from the sacrament for six months in temples and monasteries.

In the movie “Matilda” tells about the relationship of the heir to the throne, the future Emperor Nicholas II and ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya. Before the release on wide screens the picture has caused a wide resonance.

In particular, Polonskaya appealed to the Prosecutor General with a request to conduct an audit in respect of the film, because, in her opinion, the film contains scenes that may offend the feelings of believers. Criticizing the paintings were made by senior representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.