“If this happens – God forbid, of course! – then the world, the person, the human personality will lose its most basic dimension,” the patriarch said, answering the question of the first deputy director General of VGTRK Andrey Kondrashov about what the head of the ROC thinks about the possibility of a world in which women have stopped giving birth.
“What is the mystery of birth? Firstly, it is the mystery of love, when the love of two people united, as the word of God says, into one body and one soul, becomes a source of life for the other. So what, replace all this with a mechanism, a machine? Even if this ever happens, it will mean the end of man as a reasonable person, it will mean in some sense the end of human civilization, because this is a diabolical through man – a diabolical attempt on Divine authority,” the patriarch explained.
According to him, this would be incompatible with God’s plan for the world and man and would be a step towards the end of human history.
“May the Lord preserve us from the approach of this terrible prospect!” the head of the Russian Orthodox Church added.
Earlier, Patriarch Kirill urged to think about the restriction of surrogacy for Russian citizens and its prohibition for foreigners.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church also opposed the “invasion of the family” by outsiders, even if they act under the banner of combating violence. The head of the ROC noted that the church considers domestic violence a “great sin” and a crime, but, speaking out against such violence, it is forced to “raise its voice” in defense of the family space “from any invasion from outside, under any pretexts.”