Zakharov commented on the words of Archpriest on civil wives

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Official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the words of Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov, who called the women living in a civil marriage, prostitutes.

In her Facebook account she wrote about his request to the Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and the media to Vladimir Legoyda.

“And you men who live in civil marriages, too, like to call?” – Zakharov wrote. She suggested that women would be appreciated.

Earlier, Dmitry Smirnov called prostitutes those who agrees to the cohabitation. According to the Archpriest, men enjoy free of charge the services of such women, seeing them not wives, but only “temporary joy”. If a man does not dare to register the marriage, not considering your partner as a spouse, he said.

the Senator, Chairman of the Union of women Russia Catherine Lakhov called the statement stupid insult, a surprise to the Church. However, she believes that there is such a way to protect the traditional family. In the Church trying to say that the family is the basis of life, which is based on love, respect and responsibility, concluded Lakhova.

In the ROC statement linked with characteristic Smirnov “shaped style”. Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtan Kipshidze believes that the priest wanted to draw attention to the psychological trauma that these women get when the roommate throws them.

the Deputy Manager of the Moscow Patriarchate Bishop Zelenogradskiy Savva (Tutunov) found the expression offensive. Use it in the context of talking about civil marriage is unacceptable, wrote the Bishop in his telegram channel.

At the same time he noticed that Smirnov also points to “the irresponsibility of men who do not want to get married”. Bishop Savva concluded that it is rather a tragedy of a woman, not a reason to insult her. “In addition to all the skaSanogo, know father Dimitri Smirnov as a very kind person,” he added.

the Archpriest explained that specifically used this word to bring this to the attention of the public and to protect women from inappropriate relationships. TV channel Moscow 24 he said that he is upset this state of Affairs.

“I am very sad this situation is that men imagine women as free prostitutes, which you can use one, two, three, and then leave them to their fate. She will spend the best years of my life, and as a result gets nothing and any status it does not. I fully sympathize with women, but just urge them not to take such a step, never,” – said Smirnov.

Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov, compared with civilian wives “hookers”

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