To strengthen spiritual and moral foundations of SK of the Russian Federation assigned to the Archangel Michael
16.08.2016 published in the news section
Patriarch Kirill blessed to determine the spiritual patron of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia of the Archangel Michael, said Tuesday the official representative of Department Vladimir Markin.
“At the initiative of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin to strengthen spiritual and moral foundations of personnel of the IC of Russia, his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill blessed to determine the patron Saint of the Ministry of the Holy Archangel Michael”, – quotes Markina RIA Novosti.
According to him, the choice fell on the Archangel Michael due to the fact that in the Bible he is depicted as the main fighter against lawlessness among the people. In addition, he is often depicted holding scales, which help guard the gates of Paradise to distinguish the righteous from the sinner.
Markin also said that at present, a draft agreement between the UK and the Russian Orthodox Church on cooperation. According to Markin, it is aimed at the revival and strengthening of spirituality, based on traditional moral values”, and also in countering terrorism, extremism, corruption, immorality and other negative trends, based on a false understanding of freedom and human rights.”