Skip to comments.Russian Orthodox Urge Kremlin Restraint in New Law Punishing Religious Offences
Posted on 01/14/2013 9:38:38 AM PST by marshmallow
Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russias Orthodox church and a long-term ally of President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday urged the Kremlin to be moderate in new legislation seeking stricter punishment for religious offences.
The pro-Kremlin United Russia party proposed the law introducing prison terms for religious offences after a protest against Putins increasingly close ties with the Church by punk band Pussy Riot in Moscows main cathedral last year.
Two members of the band were jailed for the protest.
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The church forgave the Pussy Riot members—and called for leniency.
good grief, what next?