Moscow Patriarchate creates media mistakes correction department

Moscow, August 11, 2011

The Synodal information department has created a sub-department for the correction of mistakes made in the media on subjects regarding the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church, the website of the Moscow Patriarchate,, has stated.

The department's main duty will be to continually gather the most typical and widespread mistakes found in the media as it reports on Orthodox themes. Using this instrument, the Synodal information department plans to work out a unified standard in the Church for the use of Orthodox, ecclesiastical, and theological terms in the media.

A special e-mail address has been established on the information department's domain for the collection of mistakes: All are encouraged to send in any mistakes they may have sighted in any form of mass media, e.g., grammatical errors, meaning confusion, stylistic errors, inexact reporting, or negligence with regard to Orthodoxy and the Orthodox Church.

All mistakes will be systematized, and each will receive a proposed correction. Eventually a list of typical media mistakes, along with their corresponding correct form, will be published by the Synodal information department as part of a specialized reference medium for journalists who report on matters pertaining to the Russian Orthodox Church.

The information department has also expressed its gratitude to all who would like to help raise the level of professionalism in the media as it reports on the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church, or any Orthodox subject.


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