The head of the Save Life charity project for women in crisis pregnancies, Ekaterina Markova, earlier appealed to Moscow authorities to erect a statue of a pregnant woman in an effort to form a more positive image of pregnancy and childbirth.
Now Matushka Maria, who has been involved in Church ministries and charity work for 12 years, including with orphans with disabilities, has been honored with an appointment to the Federation Council from the government of the Penza Province, 375 miles southeast of Moscow. The Federation Council is the upper house of Russian Parliament, consisting of 2 senators from each of Russia’s republics, provinces, and other territorial divisions.
The Archbishop of Roman and Bacău wrote a message on the feast of the Righteous Joachim and Anna, in which he referred to the values of the natural family and the need to promote and protect them both in daily life and through appropriate laws.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, the Moscow Patriarchate has transferred nearly $600,000 (43 million rubles) to Church social assistance centers and shelters for mothers to support their activities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Surrogate motherhood destroys the idea of the traditional family, and the Russian Church hopes the issue can be legally reexamined against the background of new amendments to the Russian constitution that aim to protect the traditional family.
The recent legalization of gay civil unions by the Montenegrin government is a rejection of the truth of human nature and a new persecution of Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro said during the Divine Liturgy yesterday at the church in Bijela, Montenegro.
In our days, we observe an unhealthy process of growing up: First children are encouraged to progress more quickly into the category of teenagers (this traumatizes and incapacitates children), and then the brakes are put on, and teenagers aren’t allowed to become adults (they are prevented from developing).
From the President’s desk, the draft amendments to the constitution will be submitted to the lower house of Polish Parliament (Sejm), where they will consider the President’s proposal that “a person who is in a cohabiting relationship with a person of the same sex cannot” adopt a child.
Despite the Trump administration’s stance against flying LGBT flags on embassy flag poles and despite a Russian law that bans LGBT propaganda that can or will be seen by children, the U.S. embassy in Moscow decided to fly the LGBT rainbow flag on its building last Thursday in honor of LGBT Pride Month.