Russian Orthodox Church

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The Russian Orthodox Church, alternatively legally known as the Moscow Patriarchate (Russian: Моско́вский патриарха́т, tr. Moskóvskiy patriarkhát), is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Christian churches. The Primate of the ROC is the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus'. The ROC, as well as the primate thereof, officially ranks fifth in the Orthodox order of precedence, immediately below the four ancient Patriarchates of the Greek Orthodox Church, those of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem. Since 15 October 2018, the ROC is not in communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, having unilaterally severed ties in reaction to the establishement of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which was finalised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on 5 January 2019.

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Any attempt to develop the civil, criminal and public law based on the Gospel alone cannot be efficient, for without the full churching of life, that is without complete victory over sin, the law of the Church cannot become the law of the world Religion & God
Any legal system developed by the human community, being as it is a fruit of historical development, carries a seal of limitation and imperfection. Legislating & Legislative Process
Especially dangerous is crime disguised under political and pseudo-religious motives, such as terrorism and the like. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
God keeps man free, never forcing his will. Contrary to it, Satan seeks to possess the human will, to enslave it .… traditions, however, which do not know of the principle of the freedom of Christ, often seek to subject the human consciousness to the external will of a ruler or a collective Freedom & Liberty
Historically, both religious and secular laws originate from the same source Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
History has shown that the life, borders and forms of states are changeable as created not only on the territorial and ethnic, but also economic, political, military and other suchlike grounds History
If the vision of the world in its integrity is lost, the field of legal regulation becomes reduced to the cases of the visible damage done, and the boundaries of the latter become more narrow with the erosion of public morality and secularization of consciousness Religion & God
In all times the Church has called upon her children to love their homeland on earth and not to spare their lives to protect it if it was threatened Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
In face of political differences, contradictions and struggle, the Church preaches peace and co-operation among people holding various political views Religion & God
In the contemporary world, state is normally secular and not bound by any religious commitments. Its co-operation with the Church is limited to several areas and based on mutual non-interference into each other's affairs. However, the state is aware as a rule that earthly well-being is unthinkable without respect for certain moral norms — the norms which are also essential for the eternal salvation of man Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
It does not befit a bishop or a presbyter to go into the affairs of the people's government, but to be always engaged in the affairs of the Church Religion & God
Law is a special realm, different from the related ethical realm, as it does not qualify the inner conditions of the human heart. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Man has no right to claim the role of the creator of his likes or to choose their genetic prototypes, thus determining their personal characteristics . Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
National sentiments can cause such sinful phenomena as aggressive nationalism, xenophobia, national exclusiveness and inter-ethnic enmity. At their extremes, these phenomena often lead to the restriction of the rights of individuals and nations, wars and other manifestations of violence Nationalism & Treason ;Citizenship & Patriotism
No mental disease diminishes the dignity of a person. The Church testifies that a mentally ill person, too, is a bearer of the image of God, remaining our brother who needs compassion and support Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Societies, which were separated earlier by distances and borders and therefore predominantly homogeneous, now come in touch easily and become multicultural. This process, however, has been accompanied by attempts to establish the dominion of the rich elite over the rest of the people and of some cultures and world views over others, which is especially intolerable in the religious field Religion & God
Sometimes crime is provoked by economic and social conditions, as well as the weak government and the absence of lawful order. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The “right to death" can easily become a threat to the life of patients whose treatment is hampered by lack of funds. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The abolition of death penalty would give more opportunities for pastoral work with those who have stumbled and for the latter to repent. It is also evident that punishment by death cannot be reformatory; it also makes misjudgement irreparable Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
The Church believes that human organs cannot be viewed as objects of purchase and sale. The transplantation of organs from a living donor can be based only on the voluntary self-sacrifice for the sake of another's life. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The Church cannot approve the alienation and re-distribution of property with violations of the rights of its legitimate owners. An exception may be made only for the alienation of property based on the law, conditioned by the interest of the majority of people and accompanied by fair compensation. Russian history has shown that the violation of these principles has always resulted in social upheavals and people's suffering Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The Church does not give preference to any social system or any of the existing political doctrines. Religion & God
The Church insists on the need of humane attitude towards suspects, persons under investigation and those caught in criminal intent. The crude and improper treatment of these people can either fortify them on the wrong track or push them on it. For this reason, those awaiting a verdict should not be disfranchised even in custody. They should be guaranteed advocacy and impartial justice. The Church condemns torture and indignities towards persons under investigation Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The Church not only prescribes for her children to obey state power regardless of the convictions and faith of its bearers, but also prays for it. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
The Church raises the question concerning the need to establish comprehensive control over transnational corporations and the processes taking place in the financial sector of economy. This control, aimed to subject any entrepreneurial and financial activity to the interests of man and people, should be exercised through all mechanisms available in society and state. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The Church should not assume the prerogatives of the state, such as resistance to sin by force, use of temporal authoritative powers and assumption of the governmental functions which presuppose coercion or restriction. Power
The Church warns against the attempts to use the scientific and technological progress for establishing control over the inner world of the personality, for creating any technologies making it possible to infuse and manipulate the human consciousness or sub-consciousness. Propaganda & Disinformation
The Church, by the internal law of her being, cannot renounce her calling to enlighten, to transform the whole human life, to imbue it with her rays Religion & God
The cloning of human beings can corrupt the natural foundations of childbirth, consanguinity, motherhood and fatherhood. A child can become a sister to her mother, a brother to his father or a daughter to his or her grandfather. The psychological consequences of cloning are also extremely dangerous. A human being, who came to being as a result of this procedure, can feel not like an independent person but only "a copy" of someone who lives or lived before. It should be also considered that experiments with human cloning will inevitably produce as "by-products" numerous unfulfilled lives and, most probably, the emergence of a numerous unsustainable posterity. At the same time, the cloning of isolated organic cells and tissues is not an encroachment on the dignity of the personality and in a number of cases has proved helpful in the biological and medical practice. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The presence in society of different, sometimes opposing political convictions and discordant interests generates political struggle which is waged by both legitimate and morally justified methods and methods sometimes contradicting the norms of public law and Christian and natural morality Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The Russian Orthodox Church, being part of the one Universal Church of Christ, shall have the pre-eminent public and legal status among other confessions in the Russian State, which befits her as the greatest shrine for the overwhelming majority of the population and a great historical force that built the Russian State… As soon as they are made public, decrees and statutes issued the Orthodox Church for herself in the order established by herself, as well as deeds of the church government and court shall be recognised by the State as legally valid and important unless they violate state laws… State laws concerning the Orthodox Church shall be issued only with the consent of the church authorities Religion & God
The secular law has as its task not to turn the world lying in evil into the Kingdom of God, but to prevent it from turning into hell. Management & Managing Government
While appreciating the social role of women and welcoming their political, cultural and social equality with men, the Church opposes the tendency to diminish the role of woman as wife and mother. The fundamental equality of the sexes does not annihilate the natural distinction between them, nor does it imply the identity of their callings in family and society. Minorities & Women