The Yekaterinburg diocese has commented on the attack on the cinema “Cosmos”

The Yekaterinburg diocese has commented on the attack on the cinema “Cosmos”

Church representatives have accused the makers of “Matilda” unwillingness to engage in dialogue and nurturing ground for conflict.

Moscow. September 4. INTERFAX.RU — the Ekaterinburg diocese on Monday evening issued a statement condemning this morning’s incident at the cinema “Kosmos” in Ekaterinburg, when a mentally ill man in the UAZ rammed the entrance to the cinema, after which the car caught fire.

“The attack on the attempted arson at KKC Cosmos regarded as an unprecedented public dangerous act that deserves unconditional condemnation and punishment of those responsible, whatever their motives may have been,” — said in a statement. “.

The mental condition of the person who committed the crime on September 4, does not give anyone the right to unreasonable relation between the position of the Orthodox community against the movie “Matilda” and similar criminal acts that jeopardize public safety, life and health of people.The Yekaterinburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church

Moreover, the representatives of the diocese mention the fact that the image members of the Royal family in the film by Alexei Uchitel demeans the dignity of believers, qualifies this by adding that those who disagree should Express their protest in a legal way.

The statement also says that the lack of “civilized dialogue” between filmmakers and their opponents “creates the potential for development conflicts.”

As reported, on Monday, about six o’clock in the morning a car crashed into the entrance to the cinema “Space” and caught fire. The fire area has made 30 sq. m.. From the second floor of the building were evacuated five people. Later it turned out that the driver was mentally ill. Media reported that he explained his action a protest against the screening of the film “Matilda”, which, as it turned out, the cinema show was not planned.